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THE FRUIT OF SELF CONTROL

HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div Self-Control “Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.” Proverbs 25:28 The last characteristic in Paul’s description of the fruit of the Spirit points us back to his list of the “works of the flesh” in Galatians 5:19-21. Those of us with the…

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THE FRUIT OF GOODNESS

HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div THE FRUIT OF GOODNESS Similar to kindness, goodness also includes generosity.  In fact, a better translation of this word, goodness, calls its generosity.  So that’s what we’re talking about here.  We aren’t talking about just generosity in the sense of money, but with every single thing….

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THE FRUIT OF GENTLENESS

HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div Gentleness/Meekness Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near” – Philippians 4:5 Closely linked to humility, gentleness is the grace of the soul. It is not weakness, but instead, it is strength under control. For instance, in Paul’s second letter to Timothy, he…

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THE FRUIT OF FAITHFULNESS

HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div Faithfulness “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’”- Matthew 25:21 To be “faithful” is to be reliable or trustworthy. For the…

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THE FRUIT OF KINDNESS AND GOODNESS

HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div Kindness and Goodness “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness…” – Colossians 3:12 The characteristics of “kindness” and “goodness” are closely related. Together they present the picture of one who not only possesses moral goodness and integrity but also…

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