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Fruit of Holy Spirit (2)

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The living presence of the Holy Spirit in believers leads to Christlike virtues within them, just as a living tree will bear good fruit.

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God expects his people to bear spiritual fruit

Isaiah 5:4 ESV
What more was there to do for my vineyard, that I have not done in it? When I looked for it to yield grapes, why did it yield wild grapes?
See also “fruit” is a term used to indicate the produce or outcome of a person’s life;

The fruit of the Spirit leads to believers becoming Christlike

The gift of the Spirit begins this lifelong process

2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

Christlike qualities are contrasted with sinful ones

Galatians 5:16–17 ESV
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
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The fruit of Spirit-filled living

“fruit” is singular, emphasising that these qualities are mutually dependent aspects of Christian living.
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Examples of the fruit of the Spirit










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God’s faithfulness is also here presented as the reason for faithfulness;


Jesus Christ displays such gentleness;



Other evidence of the Holy Spirit’s activity



wisdom; temperance

The evidence of the fruit of the Spirit is a result of divine activity, not of human effort

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