Monday, November 12, 2012

Good News Does Not Make You Feel Bad

The gospel is GOOD news. If you hear something that makes you feel worse than you did before you were listening then it is probably not the gospel. -Mike Kapler

So often people look at the "fruit of the Spirit" as if it were a list of things they are obligated to do, "love, have patience, be kind, be gentle, have self-control." But they are the fruit of the SPIRIT not the fruits of human effort. Branches don't strive to produce fruit, the life of the vine produces fruit through them.

The Spirit produces joy & peace. Remember these two? You can't force joy & peace onto yourself. Joy is good news & it makes you speak of the source of your joy. Peace makes the front page. God makes all of these things come out of you as you feel secure in Him.

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