Character matters. Our world needs people who are dependable, consistent, and who live with integrity. But too often such people are in short supply. This series looks at what the Bible calls the ‘fruit of the Spirit’, considering how we can cultivate a healthy character that will benefit the world around us.
Sun Sep 1 '13|
One of the fruit of the Spirit is joy. But it’s not just a joy that we experience in the good times, when everything’s going well. The Holy Spirit promises us a joy that transcends our circumstances. In the final week of our Core Habits series, Liam looks at how we can fight for a joy that will truly last.
Tue Aug 27 '13|
Goodness and faithfulness are both virtues that are much needed in our world. How can we learn to be people who do the right thing, are dependable, and are true to our word? In the penultimate week of this series, Hannah Elwyn looks at the Parable of the Talents and considers what this passage has to teach us about these important characteristics.
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Sun Aug 18 '13|
Many people think of peace in terms of serenity, tranquillity and the absence of pain. But true peace, which the Holy Spirit brings, is about having an inner confidence and sense of fullness, whatever the circumstances. This week, Angie Catlett considers how we can experience peace and strive to make peace with those around us.
Sun Aug 11 '13|
Many people think of religion as being all about dulling the passions and removing all fun from life. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Paul intends for us to be passionate people, but also people who are able to control their passions rather than being controlled by them. This week Andy Tilsley looks at the subject of Self Control and considers how grace equips us to live lives that are free.
Sun Jul 28 '13|
Paul’s list of the fruit of the Spirit includes gentleness, something that many would not consider a virtue! But to be gentle doesn’t mean to be weak. Gentleness has to do with humility, teachability, and the ability to speak the truth in love. In week four of our series, David looks at the importance of treating others with gentle strength.
Sun Jul 21 '13|
We live in a fast-paced city, where people demand instant gratification, and aren’t keen on waiting. This week Tim Frisby looks at James chapter 5, and considers how we can learn to cultivate patience, in a world that is so often characterised by impatience.
Sun Jul 14 '13|
Love is the first fruit that Paul lists in Galatians 5, and it is the characteristic that undergirds all of the others. In week two of our new series, Andy Tilsley will look at love – what it is and what it’s not – and consider how we can cultivate a love that builds community and benefits those around us.
Sun Jul 7 '13|
What is the fruit of the Spirit and how do we cultivate it in our lives? In this opening talk of our new series, Core Habits, Liam Thatcher looks at Galatians 5:13-26 and considers how the Holy Spirit helps us to develop a healthy character.