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What Is Our Harvest?


As we come to the last week in our series on the vine and the branches, we are going to focus on what is our harvest. Last week we named the Fruit of the Spirit as the apostle Paul gives us in Galatians 5. Anne also gave us a poster that helps to give us some understanding of these fruit. LOVE – seeks the highest good of others JOY – gladness that is not based on circumstances PEACE – contentment, unity between people PATIENCE – slow to speak and slow to anger KINDNESS – merciful, sweet and tender GOODNESS – generous and open hearted FAITHFULNESS – dependable, loyal, and full of trust GENTLENESS – humble, calm, non-threatening SELF-CONTROL – behaving well. Some of the words used above may be a bit foreign or not how we would describe those fruit, but this is what I want to explore today. It is our understanding of what these fruit mean and how they impact our lives that influence the harvest that comes from bearing these fruit. As I said last week, if we as followers of Christ should have all of these fruit, what does that look like? All of these fruit that we are expected to bear com