Since the beginning of the church, Christians have observed the days of our Lord’s PASSION and RESURRECTION with great devotion. It became one of the greatest traditions of the church to prepare for these events through serious examination of our spiritual lives. For us, the season of Lent has developed into a time of penitence, discipline, and renewal … that’s regret for the things we’ve done, working to correct our imperfections, and thus becoming more the way God would have us truly live … all based upon the example of Jesus.
Have you noticed the trend over the last several weeks? All of the topics have been centered in and on these “Fruit of the Spirit” Paul lists for us. Paul writes:
“…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.” (Galatians 5:22-23)
I haven’t addressed all nine of the fruit, but at least for this Pastor, they’ve been the ones I’ve needed to rethink and recommit to my life. And so, today is the last sermon in our Lenten Series: Jesus, How Can I Be More … KIND … Read full sermon here (PDF)