The fruit of the Spirit is a big part of living a life pleasing to God. Unfortunately, the doctrine behind it has been misused and abused over the years. Too many people now view the Fruit of the Spirit as something mystical — almost magical to a certain extent. It’s not. The doctrine and its implementation in the Christian life are very practical and straight forward. Best of all, the Fruit of the Spirit is for EVERY Christian. It is not reserved exclusively for the elite.
This study guide is a great resource to aid learning spiritual truth if used correctly. It is intended for small groups of 2-10 people, but can be adapted to larger ones.
The methodology employed in this study is to provoke thought and discussion within the framework of Scripture, thereby teaching the student how to learn and find the answer himself. We believe this is a far better approach to study groups than simply spoon-feeding Scripture.
Therefore, questions and discussion are both encouraged. Don’t feel like you must complete one lesson per week to stay with the program. Take as long as needed to complete each lesson with understanding, because the next lesson will build on the previous one.
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May God bless you in your studies!