A FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
A Sermon Outline including Verses from KJV Bible
Written by Evangelist Rev. Diana Gray
Copyright © 2003-5 All Rights Reserved
Galations 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
INTRODUCTION Have you ever thought about the Fruit of the Spirit Faith? Do you know what this means? Where does Fruit of the Spirit Faith come from? Who in your life has it and how do they make it stronger in their lives?
LET'S PRAY: FOR GODLY WISDOM, GUIDANCE AND A DEEPER LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING AS WE STUDY THE BIBLE. ALWAYS PRAY IN JESUSí NAME TO GIVE HIM THE HONOR AND GLORY DO HIM!
I. WHERE DOES FAITH COME FROM? "At the Cross of Jesus!" When someone desires the things of God in their life, they must begin at the Cross of Jesus. Our faith begins with there with the Lord because without Him we can do nothing.
A. Romans 10:9-11 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
A. Faith is love and a trust so complete, that you know beyond a shadow of a doubt you're saved by the blood of the Lamb. Do you know if you are going to Heaven when you die? If you said, " I hope so, I think so, Maybe," then you might be in trouble. If you don't know for sure beyond a shadow of a doubt, then you need to say the Salvation prayer right now and be sure. Don't take your Salvation for granted!
Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
C. Faith is compassionately loving, and trusting the Lord. It's the same type of surrendering faith, such as a small child has for others who are bigger than themselves.
III. FAITH HAS A COST, WHAT IS IT?
A. Faith costs have to take the time to learn the truth through God's Word the Bible. Daily studying the Word will help our faith spiritually grow but it takes an effort on our part to do so.
John 8:32,36 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
C. We need to practice our Faith openly and with great courage as we strive to win souls for the Kingdom of God.
A. We can have serenity and peace as we let go and let God be Lord of our lives.
B. Faith can give us peaceful security and comfort. Instead of trusting in worldly things like money, cars and homes we need to trust the Lord to care for us with all of our faith.
C. Our own salvation, joy and happiness through Faith as we consider other's higher than ourselves is our reward. Love really is the answer and by loving others we will find peace within our own hearts letting them see our Faith.
VII. WHAT DO WE HAVE TO DO WITH OUR FAITH?
A. Follow the Word of the God in the Bible.
Matthew 4:19-20 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
C. Tell others about Jesus. Share with them the Good news about Salvation.
D. Look for Jesus' returning at the time of the Rapture of the Church.
CONCLUSION: By faith we are saved and thus begins the "Fruit of the Spirit within us Faith." We need to make the effort and take the responsibility to move forward in our faith. We should strive to develop and nurture that faith as we study the Word of God, the Bible. Just a Jesus knocks at the door of our lives we have to open that door to allow Him to come in, we had to make the effort. The same is true about spiritual growth, we have to make the effort to grow into a deeper relationship with the Lord. We have the initial faith that allowed us to be saved, now itís our responsibility to develop that faith throughout our lives.
The "Fruit of the Spirit Faith" can take on a tremendous force in our lives if we nurture it daily studying the Bible. The fullness of the "Fruit" depends upon us and how much we are willing to allow it to develop in our lives. God is a gentleman, He will not force us to go further than we want to go and it's our responsibility and desire to do His will. If we love the Lord and truly have a born again relationship with Him, we will have the ability within us,...... BUT the discipline and drive to do so is ours to make and make it we must if we want to develop His "Fruit" of Faith in our lives..
My question to you is this; Just as Jesus made all the effort and laid down his life for you, how much are you willing, or desire to make the effort to meet Him? It will cost you something now won't it? For the rest of your life, are you willing to give "all" you have to serve the Lord? It doesn't come natural, you really do have to make the effort and learn to develop deeper spiritual growth. Study your Bible, Study your Bible...........STUDY YOUR BIBLE! From spiritual growth comes strong faith! How much Fruit of the Spirit do you have in your life? Are you hungry for more of God, or are you justÖÖ satisfied? The choice is yours, how strong do you want your "Faith" to be?
LETíS PRAY Pray thanking God for His love, guidance as He gives us the desire to grow deeper in His Word the Bible. Let us remember we can do nothing of ourselves but what the Lord has allowed us to do through Him. Also thank him for allowing you to take a further step in Faith while you were studying this Bible Study. We always pray through Jesus' Holy name. Amen
May God bless you for taking the time to learn more of His Word, I care about you and you matter greatly to me.
Rev. Diana Gray, O.A.+
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