Category Archives: Fruits of the Spirit

Be a Person God Can Use

Acts 2:14-36 (NIV) 14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These people … Continue reading

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Forgiveness: Tough but Necessary

Genesis 50:19-21 (NIV) 19 But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God?20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. 21 So then, don’t be … Continue reading

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A Little Compassion Goes a Long Way

Ephesians 4:32 (NIV) 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. It can be difficult to live up to Paul’s profound command found in Ephesians 4:32.  The verse doesn’t come with an … Continue reading

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Being Generous Brings Blessings

Proverbs 11:17-28 (NIV) 17 Those who are kind benefit themselves,     but the cruel bring ruin on themselves. 18 A wicked person earns deceptive wages,     but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward. 19 Truly the righteous attain life,     but whoever pursues … Continue reading

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Fruit Naturally Comes From Faith

Psalm 1(NIV) 1 Blessed is the one     who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take     or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,     and who meditates on his law … Continue reading

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Stepping Into the Great Unknown

Back in November, I had the honor and privilege to be the keynote speaker at our Upward Football end of the year celebration.  I have been coaching Upward sports for nearly a decade now and it has had a huge … Continue reading

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A Rose We Will Never Forget: Remembering the Life of Rose Ann Pierce

As I was preparing my talk for Grandma Rose’s funeral, the memories flooded my soul and the words kept coming and coming.  By the time I was done, I had a talk that was going to be way too long … Continue reading

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