Category  |  Basics Of Faith

What is the secret to contentment?

The truth is, there’s only one thing you need to become perfectly content. Once you obtain this one thing, you’ll always be satisfied. What is the secret to contentment? Here’s a hint: it’s not any material possession!

What characteristics make us more like Christ?

If you want to think, speak, and act more like Jesus, what qualities do you need to have? Galatians chapter 5 gives us the answer! Make it a point to listen to the conclusion of the fruit of the Spirit series.

Encouragement for when our hearts feel dormant

An experienced farmer knows there are seasons when crops flourish in the open air, and seasons when all growth happens underground. Even in our cold seasons, God is still at work, cultivating the fruits of Spirit.

How what is happening in our lives is evidence of the fruit of the Spirit!

Even a bottle labeled “fruit juice” can contain a large amount of artificial fruit flavors. It proves we can be easily fooled by inferior imitations. Let's play the part of produce inspectors and look for evidence that what is happening in our lives is 100 percent fruit of the Spirit!

Let’s allow God to cultivate godly restraint in our lives

Whether it’s taking another slice of chocolate cake, or losing our temper when frustrated, self-control can be difficult to maintain. But it’s a virtue we all need! Our study of the fruit of the Spirit continues.

How biblical gentleness is the foundation of true strength

By the world’s standards, gentleness is a weakness, not a virtue! We’ve been taught it’s imperative we stand up for ourselves. Discover that biblical gentleness is not a sign of being feeble—it’s the foundation of true strength! We’re talking about one of the fruits of the Spirit.

How can we mirror the faithfulness of God?

The goal of a Christian is to act more like Jesus with every passing day. The qualities Christ exhibited, we want to exhibit as well! It’s another discussion about the fruits of the Spirit.

Discover the power of joy regardless of what you face

Our feelings are often dictated by our circumstances. When things are good, we’re happy. But when things fall apart, we often feel miserable. Let's say there’s a fruit of the Spirit that can offers gladness, regardless of what we face.

Take an honest look at the character of love

There are times when love comes naturally. On our wedding day or at the birth of a child love is easy. Discover that the fruit of the Spirit is most evident when we love when it’s hard!

Discover how to develop the fruit of the Spirit in your life

Love, joy, peace, patience; just a few of the fruits of the Spirit that we want more of in our lives. But how do we go about developing these qualities? Discover sound wisdom on biblical gardening. And the first step is to let God do the planting!

Discover the purpose of the fruit of the Spirit

You can hold an apple in your hand, and admire its color, size, and smell. But you’ll never know how good that apple is unless you take a bite! Hear a fascinating study on the fruit of the Spirit.

What does it look like to be more like Jesus?

According to Scripture, you look like Jesus when your life resembles a fruitful orchard! Let's begin a new series in Galatians 5, the Bible’s guide to growing the fruit of the Spirit!

Discover ways to help those who are hurting

You may not recognize it immediately, but it’s possible that the person standing right next to you is wounded, broken, or struggling. Let's be willing dispensers of God’s grace. Hear a “best of” conversation from last year.

Embracing the “newness” God has in store for us!

At the start of a new year, it’s smart to slow down, take a breath, and consider all the “new things” coming up! Let's get excited about the future.

Discover Malchus’ small role in a grand story

We can learn a lot from the prominent characters in the Bible, people like David, Esther, and Peter. But sometimes the minor personalities in Scripture can have just as much impact!