Following the Heart vs. the Spirit

Psalm 23:3, He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Everybody is looking for direction from something in life as a guide to lead to greater fulfilment. Many people look at wrong sources, such as daily horoscopes or the large variety of false religions that teach people they need…

Everything Is A Theological Issue

Everything is a theological issue. What do I mean by this? The context of this thought comes from 2 Corinthians 10:4, “For the weapons of our warfare are not of flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.” And Ephesians 6:11-18 about wearing the armour of God. We quote these verses all the time and even do numerous Bible studies…

Rooted in the Faith: Self-Control (Conclusion)

Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no law.” This last fruit of the Spirit can cover a wide area of things. I could preach about self-control over anger, sorrow, and any number of temptations. “…for God gave us a spirit…

Rooted in the Faith: Gentleness

Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no law.” I believe the following words of Jesus best reflect His gentleness: “Come to Me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you,…

Rooted in the Faith: Faithfulness

Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no law.” Jesus said, “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me” (Luke 9:23). Many English translations erroneously translate it as, “he must deny himself,” but…

Rooted in the Faith: Goodness

Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no law.” The fruit of the Spirit, goodness, is not our goodness, but God’s. No one is good except God alone (Luke 18:19; Ecclesiastes 7:20), but faith requires action for the Christian. James 2:17, “Even…