I love fruit! It is known as "God's Candy" at the Goodwin home. At least that is what the adults keep repeating to the children. We hope it will stick!
The Fruit of the Holy Spirit spoken of in Galatians 5:22-23 offers the Christian an opportunity to identify specific character traits developing in their personal life of faith.
You have the Holy Spirit living in you through the power of God's Holy Word, the miracle of Holy Baptism, and the gift of our Lord's Holy Supper. As God's child, what are the Godly character traits that you produce? God is providing them, but do you recognize them in your life of faith? Do you strive to experience them daily?
The list is short, yet powerful. These character traits change lives and bring God's glory, grace, and life into this world. What is this fruit of the Holy Spirit? It is the focus of our sermon series this December. It is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Come let us worship the LORD together and sing His praise forevermore, then we will see clearly His fruit in our life.
Pastor Eric A. Goodwin