Monday, September 19, 2016

THE FRUITS OF GRACE - By Robert E. Hanna

Robert E. Hanna

Scripture Reading: Galatians 5:22-24

Any commendable characteristic of the believer is  acquired only by grace. "For I know that in me (that is, in my  flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me;  but how to perform that which is good I find not." "But Christ  liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by  the faith of the Son of God, Who loved me, and gave Himself  for me" (Romans T18, Galatians 2:20).

That which is of the Spirit is by grace. Whatever we  receive is by grace. By grace we are enabled to "walk  circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise" (Ephesians 5:15).  "For the fruit ofthe Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness  and truth" (Ephesians 5:9). "God is able to make all grace  abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all  things, may abound to every good work" (II Corinthians 9:8).

We are not left in the dark as to our appropriate conduct  as believers. Our apostle admonishes us: "Brethren,  whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest,  whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,  whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good  report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think  on these things" (Philippians 4:8) .... A little much to expect of  us poor mortals: "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,  long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness,  temperance .... and they that are Christ's have crucified the  flesh with the affections and lusts." "Be strong in the grace  that is in Christ Jesus" (II Timothy 2:1).

 Transformed By Grace  -
Kevin Sadler

Transformed By Grace #1 - Unity in Christ
Transformed By Grace #2 - One Body in Christ
Transformed By Grace #3 - The Apostle of Grace
Transformed By Grace #4 - The Gifts of Christ

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