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Mar 15, 2020

Good Fruit/Bad Fruit

Good Fruit/Bad Fruit

Passage: Galatians 5:16-26

Speaker: Pastor Stephen Palm

Series: Law & Grace – A Study in Galatians

Category: Faith

Jesus gave us a reliable test for discerning who is living under grace and who is not. It is the fruit test. Jesus said that we would “know them by their fruits.” The fruits are not a means of salvation, but they are an indication of a truly transformed life. In this passage, Paul contrasts two very different sets of fruit, the fruit of those who live to gratify the flesh and the fruit of the spirit. Paul makes it clear that in developing the fruits of the Spirit we stay in step with the Spirit of God. There is an important application for us in that the fruits that our culture reveres are very different than the fruit of the Spirit. In developing these character traits we will find ourselves in step with the Spirit, but out of step with our culture!