Galatians: The Fruit of the Spirit

Galatians: The Fruit of the Spirit

Take an in-depth look at all 9 aspects of the Fruit of the Spirit.

Paul's underlying theme in Galatians is the grace of God, supplied through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. His sacrifice is the supreme example of godly love, and we, as imitators of Christ, need to reciprocate this love by the power of the Holy Spirit. This nine-session study takes an in-depth look at the Fruit of the Spirit. Learn how to live by the Spirit's power.

Session One

The Fruit of the Spirit Is Love
We can love others like Jesus loves us.
Galatians 5:13–26
The purpose of this study is to help us discover and experience more deeply the fruit of the Spirit of love as we battle against our sinful nature and imitate the love of Christ.

Session Two

The Fruit of the Spirit Is Joy
God designed you to be joyous.
Galatians 5:22–23
This study attempts to identify what true joy is and to explain how we can experience it. True joy is rooted in a proper relationship with God and others.

Session Three

The Fruit of the Spirit Is Peace
Empty your anxieties by filling up with God.
Galatians 5:22–23
This study will help us to identify and experience the peace of God. Authentic peace is a fullness of life, found in a right relationship with God, which allows us to let go of our anxiety.

Session Four

The Fruit of the Spirit Is Patience
God wants to make you patient with people and events.
Galatians 5:22–23
The Hebrews followed rituals that set them apart from other nations. This study teaches that a holy person is not an odd person, but a distinct person, who reflects God to others.

Session Five

The Fruit of the Spirit Is Kindness
Learn to experience and demonstrate God's kindness.
Galatians 5:22–23
The purpose of this study is to enlarge our understanding of God's kindness and put it into action.

Session Six

The Fruit of the Spirit Is Goodness
What does it mean to be good, and how can we do it?
Galatians 5:22–23
This study discusses how the Holy Spirit makes it possible for us to abandon our old lives, adopt a God-centered goodness, and reveal that goodness through actions.

Session Seven

The Fruit of the Spirit Is Faithfulness
Faithfulness is an ethical virtue that governs our behavior.
Galatians 5:22–23
The purpose of this study is to help us recognize God's faithfulness and develop a desire to imitate it.

Session Eight

The Fruit of the Spirit Is Gentleness
The revolutionary power of becoming meek.
Galatians 5:22–23
The purpose of this study is to give us a proper understanding of gentleness, and how the Holy Spirit can use it to transform our lives. Gentleness revolutionizes our view of how God treats us, how we evaluate ourselves, and how we relate to others.

Session Nine

The Fruit of the Spirit Is Self-Control
Solve the problem of acting like yourself.
Galatians 5:22–23
Only through the power of the Holy Spirit can we die to our sinful nature and live a life fully honoring to God. This study will examine our need for, and the steps to attain, self-control.

This Study Through the Bible Course is based on a sermon series by John A. Huffman Jr.

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