The fruit of the Spirit

RE Verse reading–Acts 2:41-47, 4:32-35 (day four)  “And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common”  (2:44)  I am at Youth Camp this week.  Thank you for your prayers.  Our evening sessions are focused on the fruit of the Spirit.  Galatians 5:22-23 (taken together with our reading in Acts) gives powerful testimony to the words of Jesus, “that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit”–ie. it has the characteristics and shared life of the Holy Spirit.  I am being pulled to my knees as I consider the stark difference between what is promised to those who “walk by the Spirit” and what is real experience of the average Christian in our land.  Scripture predicts a supernatural unity and generosity and joy that will include “all”.  Why are so many in our church not bearing  the promised fruit of this LIFE?  As I reflect on these things I am praying for wisdom and courage.  Will you join me?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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  1. I have been and will continue to pray for you, my brother…and for those many youth who are with you at camp this week to have hearts that are tender to the Lord. I, too am brought to my knees at the thought of those earliest Believers in comparison to those in our day, including myself, who are many times satisfied with a mediocre life of “caring for me and mine”. My heart longs to see more of those being wholly devoted to the teaching, fellowship, breaking bread, prayer…and everyone being filled with awe in seeing God’s work, instead of passing it by with barely a nod seeing it as something we are entitled to have. May our hearts be broken and surrendered to the One who has given us a life with Him. I praise His holy Name and cry out to Him for the divine power of His Spirit to work among us.

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