To be spiritually mature is to both grow and show the fruit of the Spirit in our lives: the love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control listed in Galatians 5:22,23. In these studies we see the fruit illustrated in the lives of characters from the Bible - the joy of the diciples at seeing their risen Lord; the faithfulness of Jehoshaphat when facing a huge enemy army; the self-control of David in resisting revenge on Saul.
Getting the most out of "Fruit of the Spirit" 1. Love - 1 John 4:7-16 2. Joy - Luke 24:33-53 3. Peace - Isaiah 43:1-7 4. Patience - Matthew 18:21-35 5. Kindness - 2 Samuel 9 6. Goodness - Psalm 107 7. Faithfulness - 2 Chronicles 20:1-30 8. Gentleness - 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 9. Self-Control - 1 Samuel 26 Leader's Notes