Galatians Series

The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Faith

Posted by on Mar 25, 2007

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV March 25, 2007 Sunday Morning “The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Faith” Scripture Reading: Galatians 5:22-23 Scripture Text: Galatians 5:22 Introduction:   A.   For several weeks now we have been focusing our attention on “the fruit of the Spirit.” 1. In other words, we have been looking at different evidences or outward manifestations that the Holy Spirit is present and working in a person’s life. 2. In our text, Gal. 5:22-23, Paul lists nine different manifestations of the Spirit. 3. Thus far, we have looked at six of the nine, those six being “love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness.” 4. This...

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The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Goodness

Posted by on Mar 18, 2007

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV March 18, 2007 Sunday Morning “The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Goodness” Scripture Reading: Galatians 5:22-23 Scripture Text: Galatians 5:22 Introduction:   A.   In Mat. 19:16, we are told that a certain man came up to Jesus one day and asked Him the following question, he said, “Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?” 1. Before Jesus answered this man’s question, He asked him a question of His own, He said, “Why callest thou me good?” and then Jesus said this, “…there is none good but one, that is, God:” (Mat. 19:17) 2. This should remind us of something that Paul wrote in...

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The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Gentleness

Posted by on Mar 11, 2007

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV March 11, 2007 Sunday Morning “The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Gentleness” Scripture Text: Galatians 5:22 Introduction:   A.   It’s hard to believe, but it has been five weeks now since my last sermon on the subject, “The Fruit Of The Spirit.” 1.    I began this mini series with a message on “love.” 2.    My second message was on “joy.” 3.    My third message was on “peace.” 4.    My fourth message was on “longsuffering.” 5.    This morning, we come to the fifth “fruit of the Spirit,” or the fifth outward evidence that the Holy Spirit is working in a believer’s life, and...

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The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Longsuffering

Posted by on Feb 4, 2007

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV February 4, 2007 Sunday Morning “The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Longsuffering”   Scripture Text: Galatians 5:22 Introduction:   A.   Thus far in our study of “the fruit of the Spirit,” we have noticed three different outward evidences that a believer in Christ is walking “in the Spirit.” 1. The first outward evidence is “love.” 2. Paul said, “The fruit of the Spirit is love.” (Gal. 5:22) 3. If a believer in Christ is truly walking “in the Spirit,” he will be a loving Christian. 4. First of all, He will love God. 5. Secondly, He will love the lost. 6. Finally, He will love other believers. 7. And...

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The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Peace

Posted by on Jan 28, 2007

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV January 28, 2007 Sunday Morning “The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Peace” Scripture Text: Galatians 5:22 Introduction:   A.   (Illus.- Last week as I was browsing the Internet, I came across a web site called “United for Peace and Justice.” On their home page, there was a giant advertisement which read as follows: “March On Washington: January 27, 2007: Assemble on the National Mall between 3rd and 7th Streets: March will kick off at 1:00 pm.” I read a little bit further and among the “confirmed speakers” listed were names like “Jane Fonda, Danny Glover, Jesse Jackson, Dennis Kucinich and Maxine Waters.” As I read...

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The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Joy

Posted by on Jan 21, 2007

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV January 21, 2007 Sunday Morning “The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Joy” Scripture Text: Galatians 5:22 Introduction:   A.   If you were here last Sunday morning, you remember that I began my message with a rather personal question. 1. I asked you, “How spiritual a person are you?” 2. This morning, I would like to follow up that question with yet another question, and that is, “Do you have the joy of the Lord in your life?” 3. Now I didn’t ask you, “Are you happy?” 4. And I didn’t ask you, “Are you smiling?” 5. And I didn’t ask you, “Are you enjoying life?” 6. But I asked you, “Do you have the joy...

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