Fruit of the Spirit - Faithfulness (Rev. Dr. E. Wayne Hanks, Pastor)
- 2 Chronicles 31:12 (NLT)
- Proverbs 17:17 (NLT)
- Proverbs 18:24 (NLT)
- Proverbs 25:19 (NLT)
- Lamentations 3:22 (NLT)
- Lamentations 3:23 (NLT)
- Malachi 3:10 (NLT)
- Luke 16:10 (NLT)
- Luke 16:11 (NLT)
- Romans 12:5 (NLT)
- Romans 12:6 (NLT)
- 1 Corinthians 1:9 (NLT)
- 1 Corinthians 4:2 (NLT)
- 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NLT)
- Galatians 5:22 (NLT)
- Galatians 5:23 (NLT)
- 1 John 1:9 (NLT)
- Revelation 2:10 (NLT)
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! (Galatians 5:22, 23 NLT)
#7 in the series, "The Fruit of the Spirit"
Eugene Peterson borrowing Nitsche , "A Long Obedience in the Same Direction." on faithfulness.
Anecdote - inauguration of Barak Obams, Chief Justice Roberts misspoke the Oath of Office, placing "faithfully," in the wrong place. Had to re-do it the next day in private ceremony.
All our faithfulness flows out of the faithfulness of God. This flavor of the Fruit of the Spirit is also part of His character. "God is faithful." Lamentations 3:22-23
The faithful love of the LORD never ends!
His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness;
his mercies begin afresh each morning. (Lamentations 3:22, 23 NLT)
Anecdote of "Great is Thy Faithfulness" hymn. Runyon put to music poem of _____.
Video presentation, Andressa's physical trials, God's faithfulness. 1 Cor. 1:9, 10:13, 1 John 1:9, Rev 2:10
Yellowstone Park's Old Faithful geyser, predictable eruptions. Reliability. Stick-to-it-iveness. God admires this, & requires it. 1 Cor. 4:2.
I can be a . . .
. . . Loyal family member. (Prov. 25:19)
. . . Loyal friend. (Prov. 17:17) Someone who walks in when everyone else walks out (Prov. 18:24)
. . . Loyal manager of God's money. (Luke 16:10-11, 2 Chron 31:12, Mal. 3:10)
. . . Loyal church member. (Rom. 12:5-6)
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