22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Sky Top Orchard
· Seems like Dozens of varieties of apples
· Each growing in their own section of orchard
· Weighed down with yummy fruit
In order to be successful the farmer needs to know what he CAN do and what he CAN’T do
· Will the tree to grow faster
· Work harder, so the tree will grow fruit
· Squeeze the branches to begin producing apples
· Try as he may the fruit bearing is out of his hands
· Remove pests
· Cut back vines
· Ensure the proper water and sun delivered
· Prepare the soil with proper nutrients
The Holy Spirit is built to produce:
NO FRUIT = Somethings wrong, a healthy tree produces fruit
· What if your spiritual health was measured by the quality and presence of these fruit?
· Examine yourself, ask friends…NO FRUIT = somethings wrong.
· Can you identify: pests, vines? Is the soil of your heart soft or hard? Are you getting enough sun?