Reflections of Grace 33: Walking in the Spirit – Goodness

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[display_podcast]Paul listed nine godly virtues that constitute the fruit of God's Spirit—the inward and outward effect of having the gift of the Holy Spirit dwelling within us. They are "love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control"(Galatians 5:22-23)The spiritual fruit of goodness enables man to do good and to be good—good in the truest sense of the word. Goodness, after all, is the essence of God's nature. We all are fighting a batt … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 29 – Walking in the Spirit – Kindness

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[display_podcast]The Greek word for kindness means tender concern for others.  It has nothing to do with weakness or lack of conviction, rather it is the genuine desire of a believer to treat others gently, just as the Lord treats us... the term possesses the harmlessness of a dove.  It is a tender heart and a nurturing spirit.  Each quality of the Holy Spirit is absolutely divine. They are impossible goals for the unbeliever, yet attainable graces for the true believer.  They are man … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 25: Walking in the Spirit – Agape Love

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[display_podcast] Galatians 5:22-23 says:   “But the fruit of the Holy Spirit the work which His presence within accomplishes is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law.1 Corinthians 13:1-3 says: If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 24: Walking in the Spirit, Part 1: How To Walk in the Fruit of His Spirit on My Daily Journey?

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[display_podcast]Galatians 5:22-23 Amp says:   “But the fruit of the Holy Spirit the work which His presence within accomplishes is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law.How do we have self-control when we are angry?  How do we persevere when we feel beaten down and are weary?  How do we find patien … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 49: Ripples from a Pebble

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[display_podcast]When I was a boy, my dad and I would sit in front of the TV and watch the show Kung Fu starring David Carradine. In each episode, Carradine’s Kwai Chang Caine would often flash back to his days as a boy under the tutelage of Master Po who would teach young Caine life’s greatest lessons.One such lesson came from dropping a tiny pebble into a barrel of water. How could it be that such a speck of a pebble could send such large ripples throughout the entire barrel?Master … [Read more...]


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