Sunday, May 12, 2013

Living: Hallmarks of the Spirit-led Life?

Dave Ens
1Cor 12: - 13:
Happy Mother's Day
Thankful for the women that make such an important difference in our lives.

What do you think when you hear the word Christians? Judgemental? Malcolm Gladwell says we always make judgements. What jersey are you wearing? We judge in so many ways.

We are made to be a being of integrity. Jesus said you know a tree by the fruit that it bears. What does your life show?

What defines a spirit filled life look like? We can put on carnivals without love and it's useless. Gal5:22 the fruit of the spirit.

The fruit of the spirit is relegated to the kids. Mostly we get negative news. Occasionally there is a fruit of that spirit report.
Someone has demonstrated love joy peace. Do we force it happen or do we "show love even if it kills me?"
Some people in Paul's day wanted to enforce the law. But Paul says you then negate the grace of God.
Isaac was so anxious to look like everyone else. His suit didn't help to find friends. We were meant to live in the freedom of Christ.

How can we bring patience into our situations? Persevere. Be ok with the fact that you are on a journey. The work we are asked to do is to abide in God. Plunk yourself down in the midst of God. What does that look like for you?

Find ways to stay connected.
Next week Delbert will talk about that.

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