Chapter # 5 Paragraph # 4 Study # 12
June 30, 2013
Dayton, Texas
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<277> Thesis: The fruit of the Spirit for the sake of others is emphatically "good". Introduction: So far we have seen that the Spirit of God was given to us in order to give us the experience of the Life of God: being Loved by God; having the Joy of the Life of God; and being at Peace with God. These three aspects of the fruit of the Spirit are fundamentally foundational in that they lay the groundwork for the rest of the elements that Paul sets forth. No one will bear the fruit of the Spirit who does not possess these aspects of His impact upon us. This evening we are going to turn toward the impact the Spirit makes upon others when we are walking by His grace and power. There is a recognizable order and emphasis in the three characterizations that Paul identifies in our dealings with others. We are going to look into that order and emphasis this evening.