Fruit Inspector

In this series we’re going to sit under a tree and inspect some fruit… the Fruit of the Spirit. Simply put, the more we seek the likeness of Jesus, the more this fruit is evident in our lives. However, we have a tendency to make things more complicated than necessary, don’t we? We usually put so much effort into trying to improve on our own. But when it comes to the Fruit of the Spirit, these efforts are just wasted energy. Jesus is the source of them all! During Fruit Inspectors we’re going to hear from some people who have tapped into that source in their own lives. With their inspiration in our minds, we’re going to memorize a couple verses, and learn to fan into flame the gift of the Spirit!

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    JULY 18, 2021

    Mari & Linda inspect the fruit of Peace from Marianne Dawson.

    There is a lie that we all tend to believe in some way, shape, or form…  "If the circumstances surrounding my life were less chaotic, then I would experience more peace!”  The truth is that there are always less than ideal situations swirling around us, and if peace is contingent on perfect calm, we would never experience any of it.  Beyond that we have all had times where things were good externally, but internally our reality was anything but peaceful.  Let's invite God to do something within us that blows our minds and gives us peace.

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  • joy

    JULY 11, 2021

    Mari & Linda inspect the fruit of Joy from Bob & Redajean Stinemetz.

    Have you ever known someone who always seemed to have a sense of pervasive and abiding joy?  For many this is compelling, and for some this is annoying, largely for the exact same reason.  In a world full of people who chase happiness and always seem to come up short, to have something greater and more permanent can feel impossible.  Is happiness synonymous with joy, or is there a difference?  Let’s sit under a tree and inspect some fruit together!

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  • LOVE

    JULY 4, 2021

    Mari & Linda inspect the fruit of Love from Leslie Braden.

    Love is such an interesting word, especially in the english language. We use it in talking about our favorite food, celebrities we don’t even know, and then we turn around and use it for the people we care about the most! When thinking about the nine fruits of the spirit, love seems like the ultimate attribute, but exactly what facet of love is the Bible referring to in this instance?  There is no greater thing we can see in our lives than love, and when the Holy Spirit is given greater access to our lives, love will increase! Let’s sit under a tree and inspect some fruit together!

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