Growing the Fruitful Life

Stuart Briscoe

God sees what's in our hearts, but others judge us by what we say and do, don't they? As believers, we're called to live differently than those around us. The Bible uses just nine words to describe the outward signs of a believer's life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Would your friends or family use any of these words to describe you? 

Stuart's series focuses on these nine words, better known as the fruit of the spirit, in Galatians 5:22-23.  We tend to focus on the "fruit" that we like best, but Stuart explains that you can't pick and choose the characteristic you like best. His encouraging teaching explains how our obedience and dependence on God make a fruitful life possible.

Scripture:Galatians 5:22-23

Messages From This Series:

  1. 1. Love

    Stuart Briscoe

    Christians are conscious of mankind's sinful nature. They recognize the need for forgiveness of sins committed because of the power of sin over their lives. They also recognize the need for a new life after they have been forgiven. The dynamic of this life is the Holy Spirit, the nature of this life is called "the fruit of the Spirit." 

    Scripture:  Galatians 5:22 - 5:23

  2. 2. Joy

    Stuart Briscoe

    Christians are aware of mankind's condition before God and the immense cost of redemption. Accordingly, great emphasis has been placed on the solemnity of worship and the seriousness of our relationship to God. These facts should not, however, obscure the unique place of "joy" in the Christian experience. 

    Scripture:  Galatians 5:22 - 5:23

  3. 9. Self-Control

    Stuart Briscoe

    Katherine Lee Bates, in her hymn "America the Beautiful," wrote: "America, America, God mend thine every flaw. Confirm thy soul in self-control, thy liberty in law." These sentiments take on special significance in light of the biblical teaching on the fruit of the Spirit and also the condition of contemporary society. (2 Tim. 3:1-3) 

    Scripture:  Galatians 5:22 - 5:23

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Telling the Truth is the international on-air and online media ministry that distributes the teaching content of uniquely-gifted Bible teachers—Stuart and Jill Briscoe—to help people know Christ and experience Life in all its fullness.

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