Finally! It’s Fall! Time for cooler weather, football games, and the annual harvest. So it’s a good time to evaluate the harvest of our lives. Are our lives producing the spiritual fruit God desires?
God intends for us, His children, to bear fruit. According to Jesus, when we follow Him closely our lives will produce “much” fruit (John 15:5). Many of us can quote the fruit of the Spirit from Galatians chapter 5 – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control – but is the Spirit’s fruit evident in our lives? Are our lives producing an abundant harvest or are we in serious need of some spiritual fertilizer?
Whether we need some major pruning or just a little shaping up, all of us could benefit from studying and applying what God’s Word says about the fruit of the Spirit. For the next six Thursdays, you are invited to join me on an easy stroll through Galatians 5:16-25.
Fruit of the Spirit: Plant, Cultivate, and Grow is a 6-week blog-based Bible study that will help foster spiritual fruit in your life. Join me each Thursday through November 10!
I first ran this Bible study series on the Fruit of the Spirit about four years ago, but I know I need a refresher. Maybe you do too! The blog posts will be in a Bible study format. You can learn simply by reading the posts. But if you’d like to get more out of it, print the PDF version that will be supplies each week study and use it for your Bible study time. This series will take us into mid-November, so if you are not in a Bible study this fall, then this might be just what you need!
Each week as we study together we will Plant God’s truth in our hearts, Cultivate our own lives to receive that truth, and take action to help it Grow! Here are a few things we’ll learn in Fruit of the Spirit: Plant, Cultivate, Grow
- What are the characteristics of a “fruitless” life?
- What does it mean to “live by the Spirit?”
- Just what is “fruit” anyway?
- Am I “fruity?”
- What should the fruit of the Spirit look like in my life?
- How can I improve my harvest?
Even if you’ve studied the fruit of the Spirit before, this study will be different. Will you join me in this study? I’d love to hear from you. Let me know you’ll be joining me and where you’re from!
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Hand raised! I’ll be joining you!
I’m from SC!
Hi Kela! Glad to have you along!
I am interested in joining.
I live in SC
Hi Kathy! The first lesson will be posted next Thursday. Come back and check it out! If it will work for you, great! If not, no problem!
Hi Kathy, I’m in!
From South Orange County California …currently living in Brooklyn Ohio
Brinda, you are a long way from home! Glad to have you with us!
I will be joining and it will go well with the Beth Moore study I am currently doin
Welcome Noelle! Glad to have you along. As the post said, the study is meaty but not super time-intensive. May God bless your multiple efforts to study His Word!
I would like to join as I’m needing to get into something right now. Do I need to “sign-up” or do I just come back here each week? I live in Montrose in the beautiful state of Colorado.
Hi Diana! Welcome. You don’t have to sign up, just come back here each Thursday. However, if you want to make sure you don’t miss or forget, you could join my emailing list. It goes out each Tuesday morning and will include links to both of the weekly blog posts. And I LOVE your state! I’ve never lived there, but I have visited many times.
Hi Kathy? I’m on board here in sunny Florida.
I’ll be joining from southeast Texas! Our Wednesday night class is currently going over the fruit of the Spirit.
Hi Karla! This study is a bit different from other studies on the Fruit of the Spirit. It will probably be a great complement to the one you’re doing on Wednesday nights. I would love to hear what you think after you get into it!
Hi Kathy, I have just recently joined your e-mail list and am enjoying your posts. I will be excited to participate in this study. I am in Memphis, TN.
Hi Carol! Glad you’re on board!
I finished your six lesson study on the fruit of the Spirit yesterday, although I printed the information over four months ago. I’m from the state of Georgia and would love continuing the lessons with you on Thursdays.
Hi Sandra! That’s wonderful! You may get bored this go around then. This series will be a repeat. Since it had been four years since I ran it, I thought it was timely to do again. However, if you are willing to stick around and share your thoughts, I know we would all benefit from what God is teaching you!
Kathy, I am from Cedar Rapids Iowa.Your studies are just the size I need with my schedule. Your study came just at the right time. I too need a refresher to check my fruits.
Hi Tracy! I hope the study encourages you!