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Bible study class with Pastor Chris

Date: 11th August 2012 Teacher: Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Ph.D Title: The Fruit of the Spirit Emphasis: The need of having a personal bible and using it. Encouraged everyone to have it in their access.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.0 IMPORTANT RULES 2.0 FROM WHOM DO THE FRUITS ORIGINATE? WHERE DO THEY COME FROM? 3.0 THE GOSPEL: THE WORD OF CHRIST 4.0 WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT EXPRESSIONS OF THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT IN SCRIPTURES? 5.0 WHO BEARS THE FRUIT? 3.0 HOW DO WE MANIFEST THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT? 4.0 GOD DEMANDS FRUITS FROM US 5.0 FRUIT UNTO DEATH 6.0 CONSEQUENCES OF PRODUCING NO FRUITS 10.0 CONSEQUENCES OF PRODUCING BAD FRUIT

Galatians 5:22-23...But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Matthew 7:15....Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Matthew 12:33...Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. Luke 6:43-45...For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh. There's a treasure in you...it's like a trust of hidden treasures.. Either a treasure of good or evil .... Pastor to tell us how to utilize the good treasure To multiply your good treasure is through the word of God. It makes the deposit in our hearts.

1.0 IMPORTANT RULES:


No one is allow to teach who didn't participate in the class. - What are the fruits of the spirit? Galatians 5:22-23.....But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: Ephesiens 5:8...For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. What comes from your spirit is encapsulated in goodness, righteousness and truth... The nine listed gifts in Galatians and not the only ones that we have ... In this context fruits of...fruit of ...is accepted in Ephesians 5:9 Phillipians 1:9-11...And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; 10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; 11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. James 3:17....But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. John 15:1..am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. (5)..I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

2.0 FROM WHOM DO THE FRUITS ORIGINATE? WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?
John 15:4-5...Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that

abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. Answer: Jesus Philippians 1:11...Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. Colossians 1:4-6...Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, 5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; 6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:.

3.0 THE GOSPEL: THE WORD OF CHRIST


Acts 10... The word which came by Jesus Christ is the Lord of all.. Case study: the parable of the sower. Luke 8:4:11...And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable: 5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. 6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. 7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. 8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 9 And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be? 10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. 11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The seed - the word The ground - the hearts of men Keeping sowing the seed of the word of God into your heart and it will produce... "Bring forth fruit with Patience" Results may not come immediately - you've got to be tired...

4.0 WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT EXPRESSIONS OF THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT IN SCRIPTURES?
1.) Fruits or fruit 2.) Good fruits ...James 3:17 3.) Fruits of righteousness ..in Isaiah we are called fruit of rightness Isaiah 61:3 Galatians 5:22 the Spirit here doesnt refer to the Holy Spirit cause he doesn't bear fruits. So it is referred to as the fruit of the recreated human spirit. The capacity to produce the fruit listed in Galatians has been given to all Christians. 4.) Works or deeds....don't over stretch this because it can also refer to other terms...depending on the context...It is refer to as fruits when these are actions that comes from your spirit.... For example pastor gives someone a box of chocolates ...his work will be that he gave someone a box of chocolate...that will be referred to as a "good work" but it was a deed or a work of kindness and kindness is from his spirit....it's an action in this context....

5.0 WHO BEARS THE FRUIT?

Galatians 5:22-23 John 15:1, 5 Ans: The Christian bears the fruit that originates from Christ through His Word.

6.0 HOW DO WE MANIFEST THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT?


Ephesiens 5:9...(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.(Amp version).... Fruit - products, effect, 1 John 3:10-18...In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. 11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous. 13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. 14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. 15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. 16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. 19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. Whosoever loves not his brother is a murderer.... Love is the no. 1 product of the human spirit and it controls your lifestyle, conduct, speech, thoughts, life, etc. Ans: We do it through our Actions James 2:14...What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. Titus 2:11-14...For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

7.0 GOD DEMANDS FRUITS FROM US.


Mathew 3:8.....Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance: Luke 3:8....Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, Titus 3:8-9...This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men. 9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. 14...And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful. Uncultivated, unfruitful life: unproductive...not working....jobless

You dont have a job? Make one.... Acts 26:19-20...Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: 20 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. John 15:8...Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples...16...Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. If you live the life that God says to live then you will get all the results the word says... There is the work of soul winning but there is the work of Love. Romans 7:4-6...Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. 5. For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. 6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter. Isaiah 61:1-3...The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; 3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called "trees of righteousness," the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

8.0 FRUIT UNTO DEATH


Hebrews 6:1...Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from "dead works", and of faith toward God, Hebrews 9:14...How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Romans 7:4...Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

9.0 CONSEQUENCES OF PRODUCING NO FRUITS


Johns 15:2...Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Mathew 15:13...But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

10.0 CONSEQUENCES OF PRODUCING BAD FRUIT


Mathew 7:19...Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Mathew 3:10...And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Luke 3:9...And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Hebrews 6:8...But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned. John 15:8...Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. Luke 13:6-9...He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. 7 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? 8 And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: 9 And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

Q: When the Master comes what's He going to find...fruit or no fruit?


Every one of us must be a soul winner...it compulsory and desirable God giving you time to produce fruits....I PRODUCE FRUIT ------The fruit of the spirit: The formation of your character You cannot separate ones attitude from his character... All that God has out in us is to produce in us a Character. Amen.