Chapter # 5 Paragraph # 4 Study # 8
June 2, 2013
Dayton, Texas
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<269> Thesis: The "fruit" of the Spirit is described in terms of three specific areas of impact that begin with the "new man" within. Introduction: In our look at the "works" of the flesh, we noted that Paul began with the things people do that have their major focus upon their bodies, specifically sexually. In contrast, when he begins to describe the "fruit of the Spirit", he begins with issues that are at the inner core of the person who inhabits those bodies. This indicates that Paul's thinking was that men who are unbelieving focus upon external things, but believers focus upon internal realities. This evening we are going to look into the beginning of Paul's description of how God's Spirit within us affects us.