John Hartley on 09/28/2023

The Spirit's Fruit: Kindness

by John HartleyA vivid lesson on kindness found throughout Old Testament scripture is how frequently kindness is expected as a matter of reciprocity.Abimelech expected kindness from Abraham in return for having shown kindness to Abraham: “God is with you in all that you do. Now therefore swear to me

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William Boekestein on 09/27/2023

WCF 14: Of Saving Faith

by William BoekesteinOf all the words that have lost meaning in modern culture, faith must be near the top of the list. Today faith is considered a generic attitude of openness and trust. Even many modern Christians boast of having no shared creed. In our day faith is believing in good things.The Ch

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Jacob Tanner on 09/26/2023

The Spirit's Fruit: Joy

by Jacob TannerWhen the Apostle Paul is outlining the fruits of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23, he lists joy as the second fruit, directly after love. There seems to be a rather compelling reason for this. In Matthew 22:34-40, when Jesus is asked what commandment is the most important, He responds

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Keith Kauffman on 09/22/2023

The Spirit's Fruit: Faithfulness

by Keith KauffmanAny discussion on the fruit of the Spirit as laid out in Galatians 5 must begin with the simple fact that the list gives fruits of the Spirit, not fruits of human effort and achievement. Thus any discussion on faithfulness as a fruit of the Spirit also begins there. Faithfulness in

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