This “Insights”* video highlights Galatians 5 which contains two lists….one I call the “bad” list (behaviors we are to avoid) and the listing of the Fruits of the Spirit. I don’t think anyone would openly admit that they WANT to pursue the actions on the “bad” list, but often our it is so easy for our actions to display them. And that’s even if we are the best Christians on the block!!
Sit back and enjoy my insights on these two lists. BTW, I still find myself working at trying to follow the Fruit list instead of being drawn in by the bad. I need grace for every. single. day!!
*”Insights” videos are meant to share help viewers see Bible and use it as a source for practical Christianity. Sometimes it is difficult to translate the stories and lessons of the Bible into everyday life, but when we see examples (at least for me) it helps the light bulb of understanding shine bright in our hearts and minds. In turn, we are better able to let our lights shine bright for Jesus as encouraged in Matthew 5:15-16: “No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lampstand, and it gives light for all who are in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven,” HCSB.
Practical Christianity can be shared by the greatest of theologians as well as the purest-of -heart-everyday-believer who is just as inspired by God’s Word in their everyday life despite no formal training. Practical Christianity comes about when we seek God with our mind and serve Jesus with our hearts. My sincere hope is that my Insights video will help feed minds and inspire hearts to be the best Christian possible. No one is perfect, but the more we try to imitate Jesus, the closer we will come showing Him to others.
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