Clarity About the Fruit: Peace

Keeping in Step with the Spirit Part 12: Clarity about the Fruit: Peace Peace is an elusive quality in the lives of many followers of Jesus. Chaos, disruption, anxiety, and uncertainty seem to be the more common experience. Yet Paul tells us that peace is something...

Clarity About the Fruit: Joy

Keeping in Step with the Spirit Part 11: Clarity About the Fruit: Joy You could rightly say that joy is rooted in the phrase, “I know something you don’t know.” I heard that particular singsong chant from my multiple siblings plenty of times when I was growing up. It...
Clarity about the Fruit: Love

Clarity about the Fruit: Love

Keeping in Step with the Spirit Part 10: Clarity about the Fruit: Love In the words of a Clint Black song, love is something that we do. When people think of Christians, love should be the first word that comes to their mind. Unfortunately, this isn’t often the case,...
The Fruit of the Spirit = The Character of Christ

The Fruit of the Spirit = The Character of Christ

A Righteousness by Faith #21: The Fruit of the Spirit = Character of Christ But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ...
Character Matters

Character Matters

Restoration in a Transformational Community 15: Character Matters In a long phone conversation with a lawyer bent on protecting his client from a deeply needed restoration process, I was being berated and threatened with a lawsuit. At some point, I stopped talking...