Sun, 13 October 2019
Jesus promised the gift of the Holy Spirit to lead and empower every Christian (Acts 2:8). However, as Paul points out in Galatians 5, there is a constant battle between the Holy Spirit and our own sinful desires. Paul introduces the fruit of the spirit to help Christians identify the evidence of the Holy Spirit in their lives with the nine “fruit” (attributes) he outlines in this passage that all Christians should be producing in their lives. As we give the Holy Spirit more control of our lives, the Spirit shapes us to be more like Jesus and rid our lives of the evil things in our sinful nature.