Chapter # 5 Paragraph # 4 Study # 9
June 9, 2013
Dayton, Texas
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<271> Thesis: The "fruit" of the Spirit begins with "Love". Introduction: In our study last week I attempted to show why Paul switched from "works", when describing the impact of the flesh, to "fruit", when describing the impact of God's Spirit in our lives. It is most fundamental to the flesh to get credit for working hard, and the hard work is invariably all about trying to get a greater degree of pleasure out of the body while trying to keep conflict with others, who form the inner circle of relationships, to a minimum. In contrast to that, it is most fundamental to the Spirit to produce a greater degree of joy in others regardless of the cost. This evening we are going to begin to look into the actual impact that the Spirit of God makes in the lives of those who are committed to "Promise" as the foundation of "Life".