Series The Orchard

We all want to grow lives that matter. Jesus desires the same for us and so beckons us into a relationship with him where he will grow his character in our own unique personalities: the fruit of the Spirit. We need to get past the peeling of the fruit of the Spirit to discover how a relationship with The Orchard Keeper grows us. The fruit of the Spirit is not about being nice. It’s about being like Jesus.

Dates January 5-23, 2015
# of Programs 15
At The Table Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder
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Part 1 - 01/05/15

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!

Part 2 - 01/06/15

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.

Part 3 - 01/07/15

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!

Part 4 - 01/08/15

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!

Part 5 - 01/09/15

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.

Part 6 - 01/12/15

Gain an appreciation for the biblical characteristic of peace

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.

Part 7 - 01/13/15

Discover biblical ways to cultivate patience

Whether it’s standing in line, waiting in the doctor’s office, or putting up with people who push our buttons, we have plenty of opportunities to develop patience. But it still seems to be the hardest fruit of the Spirit to grow! It’s an important fruit for spiritual health!

Part 8 - 01/14/15

Discover how kindness is actually a substantial quality we can really sink our teeth into!

“The fruit of kindness” sounds a bit mushy, doesn’t it? Of all the godly fruit to cultivate, kindness seems to be the weakest of the bunch. More from our study on the fruit of the Spirit.

Part 9 - 01/15/15

How understanding God’s goodness reveals what it means for us to be good

We use the word “good” to describe everything from favorite sneakers, to well-behaving pets. So what does it really mean to be “good”? Let’s discuss how understanding God’s own goodness shows us exactly what it means to be good ourselves!

Part 10 - 01/16/15

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.

Part 11 - 01/19/15

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.

Part 12 - 01/20/15

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.

Part 13 - 01/21/15

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!

Part 14 - 01/22/15

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.

Part 15 - 01/23/15

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.

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