Text for Sunday, June 16th

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    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]Sunday, June 16
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    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]The fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]goodness, faith, mildness, self-control.—Gal. 5:22, 23.[/FONT]


    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]We are wise to take stock of ourselves[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] to be sure that our words[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] and actions give evidence that we[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]are directed by holy spirit and are[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] producing its fruitage. [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif](2 Cor. 13:5; Gal. 5:25)[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] If we see that we[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]need to cultivate some aspects[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] of the fruitage of the spirit, we[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] can cooperate with holy spirit to a[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]greater degree in producing such[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] qualities. We do this by studying[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] each aspect as it is revealed[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]through the pages of the Bible[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] and discussed in our Christian[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] publications.

    Thus we can discern
    [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] how the spirit’s fruitage should[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] be manifested in our everyday life[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]and then work to cultivate it to a[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] greater extent. As we observe the[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] results of the operation of God’s[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]spirit in our own life as well as in[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] the lives of our fellow Christians,[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] we clearly see why we must be[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] guided by it.

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    12/15 2:16, 17
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    Some of the points that come to mind regarding the example that Jesus set, are the occasions where Jesus corrected the disciples on their attitude towards prominence. The issue of "who is the greatest of us?" appeared to be an ongoing one - it recurrs frequently. I guess that was because of the attitude of the religious leaders of the day, who placed a lot of emphasis on being prominent in the community. Perhaps that attitude rubbed off on the disciples. Yet Jesus never corrected the disciples in a harsh manner and was consistent in showing patience. On those occasions he showed long-suffering and self-control.

    Jesus also did not allow himself to be drawn into an argument each and every time the religious leaders tried to engage him in conversation. There were occasions where he did not answer - and he would have been aware of the motives of his opponents.

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