Mark 5:25-34. Gentleness has the ring of “wimpiness” which is not a good characterization at all. Gentleness has more of a balanced, “power-under-control” kind of feel when it comes to the Bible. We are in the home stretch of the SpiritGarden series; as a fruit of the Spirit, we could all do with a little more gentleness. Come and hear about it (or listen online)!
Ruth 1:16-17, 2:10-12, 3:1-10. Faithfulness requires a longterm approach in a short-term world. When others may be looking for the quick fix, a person of faithfulness looks at the long haul. As we grow the spiritual fruit of faithfulness in our lives, we find ourselves remaining true to God and others in our lives by the grace of God. Faithfulness does not spring up overnight but grows over a lifetime of commitment and connection with God in the Holy Spirit. Join us this weekend as we take seriously the long view God wants for us in faithfulness.
Isaiah 58:6-12. We turn our attention to discovering just what the spiritual fruit “goodness” is and how we can see the fruit as it grows in our lives. Do you hope to exhibit “goodness” in your everyday living? This Sunday we will talk about what that could look like and how we can push back against the bad in our world.