Chapter # 5 Paragraph # 4 Study # 13
July 7, 2013
Dayton, Texas
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<279> Thesis: The fruit of the Spirit in respect to God is "trusting" especially when the circumstances are unpleasant. 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 and those around us the experience of the grace of God (the most evident assumption of "longsuffering" is that others are doing things that deserve judgment, but we are to refrain from that). This evening we are going to turn toward the impact the Spirit makes upon God 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 God. We are going to look into that order and emphasis this evening.