Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit by Beth Moore starts on September 14, 2010, at the Womens Bible Cafe. Join us at the Bible Cafe™ for this online study of the Fruit of the Holy Spirit as presented in Galatians.
The fruit of the Spirit is a biblical concept found in the New Testament, specifically in Galatians 5:22-23. It refers to the qualities and characteristics that are produced in the lives of believers who are indwelt and guided by the Holy Spirit. The passage states:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”
These qualities are often seen as the evidence or result of a person’s relationship with God and their submission to the Holy Spirit’s work in their lives. Here is a brief explanation of each aspect of the fruit of the Spirit:
1. Love: This is a selfless, sacrificial love that seeks the well-being and good of others.
2. Joy: A deep sense of inner gladness and contentment that transcends circumstances.
3. Peace: A state of inner tranquility, harmony, and wholeness, as well as the absence of conflict.
4. Patience: The ability to endure and persevere with composure in challenging situations.
5. Kindness: An attitude of benevolence, compassion, and gentleness towards others.
6. Goodness: Moral excellence and uprightness in actions and character.
7. Faithfulness: Dependability, loyalty, and trustworthiness in fulfilling commitments.
8. Gentleness: Showing humility, meekness, and a considerate demeanor towards others.
9. Self-control: Exercising discipline and restraint over one’s emotions, desires, and impulses.
These qualities are not developed solely through human effort but are the result of the work of the Holy Spirit in a person’s life. As believers grow in their relationship with God, the fruit of the Spirit becomes increasingly evident in their thoughts, attitudes, and actions.
Beth Moore walks participants through each trait listed in the fruit and encourages women to know the freedom of a Spirit-filled life. Through this study participants will look at the supernatural aspects of the fruit and that you cannot grow, learn, or produce the fruit on your own. Beth challenges you to develop the fruit by maintaining an intimate relationship with the Spirit of God. A Spirit-filled life truly results in living beyond yourself.
To participate in this Bible Cafe™ study, you’ll need the book Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit by Beth Moore.