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Today: “Becoming More Like Jesus”. PAUL’S PASSION Colossians 1:28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may.

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1 Today: “Becoming More Like Jesus”

2 PAUL’S PASSION Colossians 1:28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may Present everyone Mature in Christ. Living Fruitfully The fruit of the Spirit is… Galatians 5:22

3 Galatians 5: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Living Fruitfully The fruit of the Spirit is… Galatians 5:22

4 What is your gender? 1.Male 2.Female

5 I have been a believer in Jesus Christ for 1.2 years or Less 2.3 to 5 years 3.6 to 10 years 4.11 to 21 years 5.More than 21 years 6.I have not yet made that commitment

6 1. I maintain an unselfish, tender, caring heart towards people that is free from a critical spirit. LOVE 1.Regularly (2 pts.) 2.Sometimes (1 pt.) 3.Seldom/Never (0 pt.) Fruit of the Spirit Test

7 2. In times of difficulty I draw on an inner joy and speak cheerful words of praise to God instead of complaining. JOY 1.Regularly (2 pts.) 2.Sometimes (1 pt.) 3.Seldom/Never (0 pt.) Fruit of the Spirit Test

8 3. I am consistent in staying in a place of rest and freedom from anxiety even when I am under pressure. PEACE 1.Regularly (2 pts.) 2.Sometimes (1 pt.) 3.Seldom/Never (0 pt.) Fruit of the Spirit Test

9 4. When people or things are not moving as quickly as I would like, I am able to wait gracefully and absorb my frustration. PATIENCE 1.Regularly (2 pts.) 2.Sometimes (1 pt.) 3.Seldom/Never (0 pt.) Fruit of the Spirit Test

10 5. I consistently make a point of encouraging people & lending a helping hand even when it’s not convenient. KINDNESS 1.Regularly (2 pts.) 2.Sometimes (1 pt.) 3.Seldom/Never (0 pt.) Fruit of the Spirit Test

11 6. I am honest and upright in my dealings with God and other people, quick to acknowledge my wrongs and repent. GOODNESS 1.Regularly (2 pts.) 2.Sometimes (1 pt.) 3.Seldom/Never (0 pt.) Fruit of the Spirit Test

12 7. I am dependable and follow through on the things that are expected of me. FAITHFULNESS 1.Regularly (2 pts.) 2.Sometimes (1 pt.) 3.Seldom/Never (0 pt.) Fruit of the Spirit Test

13 8. I am able to bear the slights of others and refrain from reaction while maintaining a tranquil, humble spirit. GENTLENESS 1.Regularly (2 pts.) 2.Sometimes (1 pt.) 3.Seldom/Never (0 pt.) Fruit of the Spirit Test

14 9. I am able with God’s help to control sinful and addictive impulses and conquer bad habits in my life. SELF-CONTROL 1.Regularly (2 pts.) 2.Sometimes (1 pt.) 3.Seldom/Never (0 pt.) Fruit of the Spirit Test

15 10. How did you do in the Fruit of the Spirit Test? Now total your score pts pts pts pts pts.

16 11. Pick your top 3 Strengths (Select 3) 1.Love 2.Joy 3.Peace 4.Patience 5.Kindness 6.Goodness 7.Faithfulness 8.Gentleness 9.Self-Control

17 12. Pick your 3 Biggest Growth Areas. (Select 3) 1.Love 2.Joy 3.Peace 4.Patience 5.Kindness 6.Goodness 7.Faithfulness 8.Gentleness 9.Self-Control

18 Romans 8:9 You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. Living Fruitfully The fruit of the Spirit is… Galatians 5:22

19 God is a Fruit Inspector

20 How is Fruit Produced In Our Lives? 2 Things We are Responsible to do! #1. Abiding – John 15:4-7 #2. Weeding & Watering – 1 Peter 2:1-2 2 Things that God does! #3. Pruning - John 15:1-2 #4. Fertilizing - Romans 5:1-5


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