No figure in history has demonstrated such beautiful character as Jesus. He is the supreme example of love, patience, kindness, faithfulness, and peace. These are all characteristics that we need, especially in challenging seasons! In this series, we will look at how relying on the Holy Spirit enables us to develop the very same characteristics in our lives.
Hebrews 12 says, ‘for the joy set before him, Jesus endured the cross.’ In the first talk of our new series, Jo Wells considers how joy sustained Jesus even through His most painful moments, and how we can also cultivate joy.
Jesus was a man who demonstrated an unshakeable peace, even amongst life’s storms of pain, betrayal and even death. In this talk, David looks at the story of Jesus calming the storm, and how Jesus came not only to bring us His peace, but to show us His example of how to live a life full of peace.
What does the love of Jesus really look like? In this talk, Tim shares from John’s gospel, and considers John’s teaching that the only way we can truly know the ‘agape’ love of God, and love others in return, is to experience Jesus’ sacrificial love demonstrated for us on the cross.
In Psalm 23, God is described as the good shepherd who walks with us, provides for us, and protects us, in both good times and in hard times. In this talk, Liam looks at the fruit of goodness and faithfulness displayed in Jesus’ life, and how this can bring us peace whatever we are facing.
In this talk, Lars looks at the fruit of Patience that Paul describes in Galatians, and considers how patience is perfectly demonstrated in the life of Jesus, as trust, hope, and perseverence.
Kindness is one of the fruits of the Spirit mentioned in Galatians 5, and is also one of the words Paul uses to describe love. In this talk, Joel looks Jesus’ example of loving-kindness in the gospels and how we as His followers can live the same way.
In the penultimate talk of our Good Fruit series, Andy looks at the temptations we may be facing during lockdown, and how we can overcome them through watching and praying, just as Jesus taught his disciples.
In the gospels Jesus displayed a life of gentleness – of being gentle with those around him, and with both the weak, and the strong. In the final talk of our Good Fruit series, David Stroud teaches on this fruit and how we can be gentle towards others in this time.