Morning Prayer 17 | Self-Control

Self-control is the final fruit of the Spirit Paul lists. Self-control is the ability to master oneself.  What does it mean to master oneself? How do we do that? 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV) […]

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Boldly Sharing the Amazing Love of Christ

In addition to our monthly ministry outreach to the homeless at the men and women’s shelters downtown, I occasionally have the privilege of speaking at the Thursday morning devotional time at the Union Gospel Mission Dallas. The audience is a mix of staff, disciples, prospects, and clients. The time is always rewarding and a time […]

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The Fruit of the Spirit: Love

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV) In these verses, the Apostle Paul describes nine characteristics that all Christians exemplify in their walk as believers. I don’t know about you, but in my case, all the ingredients […]

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Walking In The Spirit

What does living life as a Christian entail? In his letters, the Apostle Paul recorded numerous valuable teachings to help us live in step with God. In his letter to the churches in Galatia, many of whom he had helped get started during his first missionary journey, Paul addresses his concerns about the rapid change […]

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Life Matters

It’s been a tough year in so many ways. I’ve watched brothers and sisters suffer and battle courageously as their bodies were ravaged by unexpected disease and witnessed the lives of those they love shattered by their loss. I’ve shuddered at the sheer evil of malevolent groups like ISIS killing sweet, innocent children who did […]

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