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Basic - Fruits of the Spirit

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(ESV)
22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
24And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
Mental or God-ward qualities (v. 22)
25If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.
26Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.
Mental or God-ward qualities (v. 22)
Love (Gr. agape, self-sacrificing affection for others)
Joy (Gr. chara, deep-seated gladness regardless of circumstances)
Peace (Gr. eirene, inner quietness and repose regardless of circumstances)
Interpersonal or other-ward qualities (v. 22)
Patience (Gr. makrothymia, forbearance even under provocation)
Kindness (Gr. chrestotes, benevolence and graciousness)
Goodness (Gr. agathosyne, constructive action reaching out to others)
General or self-ward qualities (vv. 22–23)
Faithfulness (Gr. pistis, reliability, trustworthiness)
Gentleness (Gr. praytes, acquiescence to authority and consideration of others)
Self-control (Gr. enkrateia, ability to master oneself)
(ESV)
4Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.
5Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand;
6do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
9What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
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