This weekend Sammy Davies is in the ‘pulpit’ as we pause in our series on ‘the truth about Spiritual Gifts’ from 1 Corinthians 12-14 and take time to look at the Work of Spirit from Galatians 5:13-26. This key passage on the Fruit of the Spirit is well known and loved…but how well is it lived?
The passage speaks about the conflict that exists in the life of the Christian between the sinful nature and the Spirit of God. As Paul goes onto discuss this conflict he uses the well know ‘fruit of the Spirit’ imagery.
In preparation you might want to ask the following questions :
What’s more fundamental, the roots or the fruits?
Before I was a Christian, what were my roots like and what fruit did they bear?
As a Christian, what roots do I now have?
Check out this song called ‘Poison Tree’ which speaks about the problems of having bad roots and the only possible solution: