January 15, 2012

To Foster Better Christian Living

I've been going back through Pastor Matt Richards' blog posts on Sanctification and been greatly blessed by them.  Here's another very timely one, though it's a year old:

In Order To Foster Better Christian Living, Shouldn't Sermons & Teachings Focus More on the Fruit of the Spirit... the Living Out of the Christian Life?
Why would we focus on the Fruit of the Spirit when we aren’t the one’s producing it in the first place? We don’t produce spiritual fruit we simply ‘bear’ the fruit. Rather than looking to the result of fruit, we look to the source of the fruit… Jesus the author and ‘perfector’ of our faith (see Hebrews 12:2). We look to Christ and His Word knowing that the ‘grace’ of God trains us to renounce ungodliness, to live self-controlled upright godly lives (see Titus 2:11-12)
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