"Showing Love- Fruit of the Spirit"

BIBLE READING: Galatians 5. 22-23

All this week we will concentrate on two verses written to the Galatians by the Apostle Paul.   Many could recite the fruits of the Spirit mentioned by Paul in Galatians, but do we really know “how” to bear these fruits of the Spirit in our everyday lives?  This week, we will highlight one of the fruits each day and give practical advice as to how you can show these fruits to others.  Showing these fruits to others is much more impactful than telling someone about them.   
The first fruit Paul mentions is Love.  Love is an intense feeling of affection.  The best definition of love comes from 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 where Paul tells us love is patient, kind, not easily angered, etc.   When we want to know how to show love to others, we need to think of how we like to be shown love.  Some simple examples of showing love could be:   text someone to tell them you missed them at church, send a card of encouragement to a friend for no occasion other than to tell them how much they mean to you, or sit by someone at church that normally sits alone.  Simple acts can have a big impact.


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