Chapter # 5 Paragraph # 4 Study # 11
June 23, 2013
Dayton, Texas
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<275> Thesis: Peace is a condition of the soul that dampens its fears and, thus, reduces the inner conflicts within the believer. Introduction: In our studies of the fruit of the Spirit, we have looked at the declarations that this fruit is, first, "fruit", and that, as "fruit", its most crucial element is the Love of God. With that in place, we saw in our last study that "joy" is the automatic result of four elements that impact the presence/absence of "joy". Those four elements are: Love; Faith; Circumstances; Focus. This evening we come to "peace". Our question is this: what did Paul intend to accomplish by characterizing the "fruit of the Spirit" in terms of "peace"?