Preaching Connection: Fruit Of The Spirit

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Movies for Preaching

The Force Awakens (2015) & The Return of the Jedi (1980)

The Force Awakens (2015).  Written by Lawrence Kasdan, J. J. Abrams, and Michael Arndt.  Directed by J. J. Abrams.  Starring Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Adam Driver.  136 mins.  Rated PG-13. The Return of the Jedi (1980).  Written by Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas.  Directed by Richard Marquand.  Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford,…


Reading for Preaching

The Fruit of the Spirit

“Fruits have to do with character, gifts with service. The fruits are a description of what a Christian is meant to be; the gifts are indications of what a Christian is meant to do.” Further (48), fruits are for all, gifts are for some. And it is quite possible (Samson, Solomon) to have gifts, but...

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Luke 18:9-14

“I am so glad that Jesus loves me, Jesus loves me, Jesus loves ME!” “How vast the benefits divine which WE in Christ possess!” “Blessed assurance, Jesus is MINE!” We sing such sentiments in church all the time.  So before we get all squinty-eyed in regarding the Pharisee in Luke 18 as the quintessential spiritual…