The Fruit of the Spirit | Self-Control

The Fruit of the Spirit | Self-Control

Overview The last attribute of the fruit of the spirit in Galatians 5:22 is self-control. The Greek word for peace used in the text is enkrateia. It is formed from the adjective enkratês which means “possession, power over something or someone else.”...
The Fruit of the Spirit | Gentleness

The Fruit of the Spirit | Gentleness

Overview The next attribute of the fruit of the spirit in Galatians 5:22 is gentleness. The Greek word for peace used in the text is prautes. It is derived from the Greek root praus which translates as mild. Used in the context of scripture, this adjective turned noun...
The Fruit of the Spirit | Faithfulness

The Fruit of the Spirit | Faithfulness

Overview The next attribute of the fruit of the spirit in Galatians 5:22 is faithfulness. The Greek word for peace used in the text is pistis. The New Testament typically translates this noun as faith or faithfulness. In Greek mythology, pistis is the personification...
The Fruit of the Spirit | Goodness

The Fruit of the Spirit | Goodness

Overview The next attribute of the fruit of the spirit in Galatians 5:22 is goodness. The Greek word for peace used in the text is agathōsynē, a word that finds minimal usage in the New Testament. It is derived from the root word agathos, which can refer to goodness...
The Fruit of the Spirit | Patience

The Fruit of the Spirit | Patience

Overview The next attribute of the fruit of the spirit is patience. When looking at the Greek term for patience, I found that Greek has 2 different terms regularly used: makrothymia and hupomone. In scripture, the Greek word makrothymia is typically used and that is...
Does God’s Just-ness Depend on Our Sin?

Does God’s Just-ness Depend on Our Sin?

I recently heard a pastor say from the pulpit that our personal salvation depends on our recognition of our sin. We can’t, he said, fully love or accept Christ as our Savior until we have understood the weight of our sin. On a surface level, I agree with this...