Tag: spirit

Resolved: 12. The Fruit of the Spirit

Fruit of the SpiritThis post is part of the Resolved series: a collection of 21 personal resolutions that I’m writing/preaching to myself.

If you’d like a little more information, please visit this introduction to the Resolved series.

Resolution #12

Resolved, to diligently pursue, by God’s grace, a life that is marked by the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

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Resolved: 9. Walking as I'm Led

Walk as I'm LedThis post is part of the Resolved series: a collection of 21 personal resolutions that I’m writing/preaching to myself.

If you’d like a little more information, please visit this introduction to the Resolved series.

Resolution #9

Resolved, to walk faithfully and obediently in response to the leading of God the Holy Spirit; foregoing all fear of failure and concern for my own comfort.

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Where Does a Pure Heart Come From?

Pure HeartHere’s some practical(I hope) theology with a tiny splash of diet Calvinism…

Yesterday, I wrote about the aim of our charge as disciples. In short and simple terms, our aim is to be agents of God’s love. Not our tiny human understanding of love, but God’s love; His infinitely un-knowable grace and mercy.

Our only hope for conveying that kind of love comes from a combination of three sources.

“The aim of our charge is love that issues from (1.)a pure heart and (2.)a good conscience and a (3.)sincere faith.” 1 Timothy 1:5

Today, we’re talking about that first source. Here’s what the Bible says about the journey of my heart in 3 stages. I won’t talk about your heart, lest I get absolutely destroyed in the comments section. I do hope, however, that you can relate somehow with my experience.

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