Really enjoying the "Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit" Bible Study! Here are a few of my notes:
Christ in us -----> The Hope of Glory!
When you learn to walk in the Spirit there will be supernatural power in your life!
Christ in us not only guarantees life in Heaven, but also Christ in us grants the astounding invitation to live beyond ourselves on earth!
I want my life to exclaim Christ!
The filling and subsequent fruit of the Spirit won't just change our lives it will change our day!
Nothing can steal your contentment like self absorption. Nothing will make you more miserable than living in a tomb of self.
"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." There is a freedom that comes only through a life filled with the Holy Spirit. Such a life displays the character traits the Bible calls the fruit of the Spirit
How do you use the gift of influence? At its best, it teaches, nurtures, encourages, exhorts, evangelizes, and disciples. At worst, it cripples and kills. The line between influence and manipulation is extremely fine. Influence is so easy to use. Maybe it's the reason God exhorts us to "gentle and quiet" spirits. We need to think before we speak and act. The warnings in scripture are not provided because we are so lowly, but because we possess such an awesome gift.