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1 powerpoint presentation designed by claro ruiz vicente Adult Bible Study Guide Jan Feb Mar 2010 Adult Bible Study Guide Jan Feb Mar 2010

2 Dear User … This PowerPoint Show is freely shared to all who may find it beneficial. While intended primarily for personal use, some find it useful for teaching the lesson in church. There are those, however, who add illustrations, change background, adjust font size, etc. While their intention may be good, this is not right. Slide #1 says “designed by claro ruiz vicente.” For honest Christians, it is not necessary for another’s creation to be copyrighted in order to be respected. PLEASE USE AS IS. The Fruit of the Spirit An Appeal

3 Contributor Richard O’Ffill Principal Contributor T HE F RUIT OF THE S PIRIT

4 The Fruit of the Spirit Contents 1. “By Their FRUIT…” 2. The Fruit of the Spirit Is LOVE 3. The Fruit of the Spirit Is JOY 4. The Fruit of the Spirit Is PEACE 5. The Fruit of the Spirit Is PATIENCE 6. The Fruit of the Spirit Is KINDNESS 7. The Fruit of the Spirit Is GOODNESS 8. The Fruit of the Spirit Is FAITHFULNESS 9. The Fruit of the Spirit Is MEEKNESS 10. The Fruit of the Spirit Is SELF-CONTROL 11. The Fruit of the Spirit Is RIGHTEOUSNESS 12. The Fruit of the Spirit Is TRUTH 13. The Fruit of the Spirit: The Essence of CHRISTIAN CHARACTER

5 The Fruit of the Spirit Our Goal {5} The purpose of this quarter’s lessons is not to focus on how we can become more patient or more loving or more gentle or more faithful but on how we can let the Holy Spirit make us more like Jesus, who is patience, love, gentleness, and faithfulness personified.

6 The Fruit of the Spirit Lesson 13, March 27 The Fruit of the Spirit Lesson 13, March 27 The Fruit of the Spirit: The Essence of Christian Character

7 The Essence of Christian Character Key Text Colossians 1:27 NKJV “To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of the mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

8 The Essence of Christian Character Initial Words {163} “By believing in Christ, the fallen race … may obtain that faith which works by love and purifies the soul from all defilement. Then Christlike attributes appear: for by beholding Christ men become changed into the same image from glory to glory, from character to character. Good fruit is produced.”—EGWhite My Life Today 54.

9 The Essence of Christian Character Quick Look 1. Seeking First the Fruit (Matthew 6:33) 2. Challenging the Fruit (1 John 2:15) 3. Growing the Fruit (John 15:8)

10 The Essence of Christian Character 1. Seeking First the Fruit Matthew 6:33 NKJV But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

11 1.Seeking First the Fruit God’s Kingdom {164} “For the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Romans 14:17 NKJV). Notice that righteousness, peace, and joy are the fruit of the Spirit. Therefore, we should seek first the fruit of the Spirit before anything else. In the end, we can have everything the world offers.

12 GODLINESS. “But you, O man of God … pursue … godliness.” 1 Timothy 6:11 NKJV. HOPE. “Now hope does not disappoint.” Romans 5:5 NKJV. VIRTUE. “Add to your faith virtue.” 2 Peter 1:5 NKJV. KNOWLEDGE. “Add … to virtue knowledge.” Ibid. 1.Seeking First the Fruit Other Fruit of the Spirit {166}

13 The Essence of Christian Character 2. Challenging the Fruit 1 John 2:15 NKJV “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”

14 2. Challenging the Fruit Of the World {170} “At times the longings of the soul go out for holiness and heaven; but there is no time to turn aside from the din of the world to listen to the majestic and authoritative utterances of the Spirit of God.

15 2. Challenging the Fruit Of the World {170} The things of eternity are made subordinate, the things of the world supreme. It is impossible for the seed of the word to bring forth fruit; for the life of the soul is given to nourish the thorns of worldliness.” Christ’s Object Lessons 51.

16 “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith” (2 Corinthians 13:5). How we are living and of what kind of witness we present to the world. At the same time, we can face a danger. We have the example of Jesus. As we compare ourselves to Him, how easy it could be to get discouraged. 2. Challenging the Fruit Perseverance in Faith {168}

17 We do have a perfect standard to follow, a perfect law to obey, and a perfect Savior to emulate. We often fall far short of that standard, of that law, and of that Savior. How easy it can be, after falling and falling, after not seeing the kind of growth we would like, to get discouraged, even to the point of giving up, thinking, “Why bother? I just can’t do it.” 2. Challenging the Fruit Perseverance in Faith {168}

18 No matter how earnestly we seek to live the Christian life and fight the battle against sin and self, as long as we keep before us, every day, the reality that our acceptance with God is found in Jesus and His righteousness, which He credits to us by faith, we will never give up. Why should we? Our salvation remains secure, not in ourselves but in Jesus. 2. Challenging the Fruit Perseverance in Faith {168}

19 John 15:8 NKJV “By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be my disciples.” The Essence of Christian Character 3. Growing the Fruit

20 Facilitating Growth Through … {172} Bible Study. “All Scripture … is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16 NKJV). Prayer. “Neglect the exercise of prayer, or engage in prayer spasmodically, now and then, as seems convenient, and you lose your hold on God.” Gospel Workers 255.

21 3. Growing the Fruit Facilitating Growth Through … {172} Right Thoughts. “Whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” (Philippians 4:8). Christian Witness. The man that Jesus healed of demons requested to go with Him. Jesus asked him to return to where he lived and tell what the Lord had done for him (Mark 5:18–20).

22 The Essence of Christian Character Final Words {174} “ ‘And bring forth fruit.’ Those who, having heard the word, keep it, will bring forth fruit in obedience. The word of God, received into the soul, will be manifest in good works. Its results will be seen in a Christlike character and life.”—Christ’s Object Lessons 60.


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