We tend to think peace is the absence of conflict. But what if peace is quiet confidence in the midst of daily struggles? Let's explore another fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians 5.
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!
Life can reach a frenetic pace sometimes. Caught up in the craziness and hurry-up lifestyle, we can feel pushed and pulled in every direction. It’s a look at God’s call to “be still.”
We may wake up fully convinced that we’re safe, protected, and cared for. But as the day’s trials begin, our confidence sometimes withers away. Let's turn to Psalm 46 and find true security in the presence and goodness of God.
Caught up in a fight, it’s tempting to throw out accusations in order to win. But to bring a peaceful resolution, we really need to become advocates! Concluding our series on Abigail, and reflecting on how she prevented a deadly disagreement.
Embroiled in conflict, it can feel like we’re held captive to our frustration, anger, and strong opinions. What we need is a good hostage negotiator! Let's look at Abigail as an example of biblical conflict negotiation.
When we witness conflict, our first instinct is usually to stay on the sidelines. We don’t want to get caught up in the fight! Another biblical principle for conflict.
Just because we follow Christ doesn’t mean we’re exempt from pain, grief, or hardships. For proof, just ask the apostle Paul!
If you stop by your local bookstore, you’ll find dozens of books geared to help you overcome worry. But to find a lasting solution for our fears, we need to look to the ultimate authority of God’s Word. Discover practical application from the Sermon on the Mount.
In the middle of bitter disputes with others, we often draw the battle lines and try to fight it out! Let's examine how living the Lord’s Prayer requires peace between combatants. We are learning to pray “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”
Refreshment is hard to come by. Deep, soothing peace that affects us at the deepest level. And yet, that’s exactly what we’re promised as children of God!
As followers of God we’re called to live a life full of the fruits of the Spirit such as love, peace, and kindness. And as we align our attitudes and actions with God’s purposes, it impacts the way we respond to those around us.
Galatians chapter five is more than a laundry list of good attitudes to embrace. Let's unravel this complex passage of Scripture describing the fruit of the Spirit.