Meekness: a fruit of the Spirit

Meekness is a rare concept in our culture – even among Christians. We can’t define it, we don’t know where to get it, and aren’t sure we’d really even want to keep it if we had it! It’s a word being used far more to describe our economy than our spirits. Tragically, meekness is becoming synonymous with weakness; when in actuality, meekness is odds with our weakness. Meekness will overturn your weakness if you will allow it!

Love: a Fruit of the Spirit

The word 'love' conjures up so man different things today. A modern dictionary lists 28 various uses for the word: tender affection, warm attachment, intimate passion, strong predication, & amorous benevolence. Yet not of these are complete to define / describe what the Bible speaks of as a fruit of the Spirit. Three words for love are used in the Bible: eros (sensual attraction/passion), phileo (brotherly kindness), and agape (God-like love).

Spiritual Seasons

Article by Pastor Nix ”And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season…”  Psalm 1:3a ”That they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.”  Isaiah 61:3b Another hike in the park reminds me that … Continue reading Spiritual Seasons

How Do I Deal with My Anger?

Article by Richard Travelstead The manifestations of the emotion of anger are numerous.  Some of these are obvious and include: a red face, bloodshot eyes, stomach muscles squeezing down.  But that is only half the story: The entire digestive tract becomes spastic, trig­gering severe abdominal pains; the heart rate goes up markedly…the coronary arteries squeeze … Continue reading How Do I Deal with My Anger?

Consider the Apple

Have your ever “compared apples to apples” when making a critical decision for your family-perhaps buying a car, accepting a job off er, or purchasing a home? Well, “comparing apples to apples” isn’t quite as simple when you are choosing a church home. Maybe it never occurred to you that apples actually reflect quite a … Continue reading Consider the Apple