Word of Faith Christian Fellowship - "Man shall not live by bread alone..." Matthew 4:4
My Blog

WOFCF Bible Explosion - 7/25/18


                                                                                                              July 25, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                   WOFCF Bible Study Explosion

 

                        Fruit of the Spirit Series – Part 8 of 9, Gentleness (Gal 5:22-23)

 

Another virtue in connection with godly living is gentleness. Gentleness begins with an inner quality of heart-attitude. This evening, we will continue with our Fruit of the Spirit series on Gentleness. Our Adult Bible Study lessons will remain ‘group-discussion’ focused. Please feel free to share your thoughts, ask questions, and explain some of your experiences as we continue to grow in the Gospel and in ministry. So with no further delay, let’s begin with our weekly Bible Explosion!

 

Topic #1 Looks can be deceiving!

Apostle Peter points out that it is not one's external appearance that is paramount, "Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” (). This kind of heart comes through the believer's union with Christ who describes his own self as "gentle and humble in heart" (Read ). This was demonstrated in his life. As prophesied, Jesus came to earth and lived in humble circumstances. Even later, his triumphal entry into Jerusalem came not as a victorious warrior or riding on a charger or in a splendid chariot, but "…your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and a colt, the foal of a donkey.” ( & ). What can we learn from this and what does it say about us in demonstrating gentleness even in ministry?

 

Jesus said that appearances can deceive people into thinking that they are spiritually healthy. After the Pharisees accused Him and His followers of breaking religious traditions by not washing their hands before they ate, Jesus said that the Pharisees had laid aside commands of God for man-made, religious traditions. He reminded them that kingdom righteousness was not an outside-in job but an inside-out, transforming work of God. Jesus said that they looked impressive spiritually, but their hearts were diseased and distant: “[They] honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me” (Matt. 15:8). Their talk never matched their walk, thus producing the illegitimate child of hypocrisy.

 

What are your thoughts, any dialogues, or scriptures you like to share?  

 

Topic #2 Working on a ‘Heart-Attitude’

Accordingly, as a Fruit of the Spirit, gentleness begins with a heart-attitude that ‘flows’ out toward others. James remarks, "Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.” (). Paul exhorts the Colossian Christians to have a Christ-like heart, which extends itself in gentleness toward others and, when necessary, reaches out in forgiveness (Read ). Paul similarly in  links gentleness of conduct with such virtues as humility, patience, and a love toward fellow believers, which makes "every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."

 

Such a heart-attitude should be especially prominent in church leaders (Read ). In cases where needed spiritual correction is called for, the more spiritually mature should "restore that person gently (or in a spirit of gentleness). But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted." (Gal.6:1-2). As well, where defending the faith is involved believers should "always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope you possess. Yet do it with courtesy and respect, keeping a good conscience" (). In both cases, then, the early proverb proves itself true: "A gentle response turns away anger but a harsh word stirs up wrath" (). In all these instances gentleness is not to be equated with weakness but rather involves an inner God-given strength of character, which shields a person from arrogance. Accordingly, gentleness is a fitting complement for an introduction to the last Fruit of the Spirit virtue…Self-Control.

 

What are your thoughts, any dialogues, or scriptures you like to share?


48 Comments to WOFCF Bible Explosion - 7/25/18:

Comments RSS
https://www.rushmyessays.org/ on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 2:02 AM
Once again bible explosion is here. That bible explosion is share all the islamic data with the people through this page. We know that people are here and a huge crowed of people is also here.
Reply to comment


personalized kids mugs on Saturday, January 12, 2019 8:17 AM
It should be noted that whilst ordering papers for sale at paper writing service, you can get unkind attitude. In case you feel that the bureau is trying to cheat you, don't buy term paper from it.
Reply to comment


faiz on Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:14 PM
merobek semua yang dia bisa dapatkan di tangannya tini ke 20 Supplier plat besi hitam Toko besi wf Toko besi wf Toko stainless steel Agen besi cnp undangan pernikahan akrilik Supplier Wiremesh Jual Plat Kapal Besi baja Toko plat besi hitam Pabrik besi beton Sni Ulir Polos polos ulir Agen besi wf Agen besi wf Toko atap spandek www.gudangbesibaja.com undangan pernikahan bentuk tas Supplier Besi Pipa Baja Schedule 80 Harga Plat Kapal Besi baja Agen plat besi hitam Pabrik besi beton sii Pabrik besi wf Pabrik besi wf Toko baja ringan Pabrik besi hollow Toko besi Wf Baja undangan pernikahan online Supplier Besi Pipa Baja Schedule 40 Pabrik Plat Kapal Besi baja Pabrik plat besi hitam Pabrik besi beton psi Ulir Polos Distributor besi hollow Distributor besi hollow Toko bondek Toko bondek undangan pernikahan modern Supplier Pipa Besi Hitam Medium Distributor Wiremesh Besi baja Distributor plat kapal besi baja Pabrik besi beton perwira Harga besi hollow Harga besi hollow Toko Plat kapal besi baja bki krakatau steel Toko wiremesh undangan pernikahan unik dan murah Supplier Besi Wf Supplier Wiremesh Besi baja Harga plat kapal besi baja Pabrik besi beton PAS Jual Jaket Parka Jaket Parka undangan pernikahan kalender undangan pernikahan bahasa inggris islam undangan pernikahan islami undangan pernikahan unik dan murah undangan pernikahan modern undangan pernikahan online undangan pernikahan undangan pernikahan amplop surat undangan pernikahan simple undangan pernikahan murah undangan pernikahan unik undangan pernikahan artis undangan pernikahan modern undangan pernikahan artis undangan pernikahan arab undangan pernikahan undangan pernikahan Pabrik Welded Beam Pabrik Welded Beam Jual atap spandek
Reply to comment


mice on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 6:01 AM
It should be noted that whilst ordering papers for sale at paper writing service, you can get unkind attitude. In case you feel that the bureau is trying to cheat you, don't buy term paper from it.
Reply to comment


Resin Bound Driveways on Saturday, March 2, 2019 4:27 AM
It should be noted that whilst ordering papers for sale at paper writing service, you can get unkind attitude. In case you feel that the bureau is trying to cheat you, don't buy term paper from it.
Reply to comment


Second home on Monday, March 4, 2019 7:40 AM
Indeed, the commandments like that rules of Buddha. These must have been put to heart as these are guides of living a good life and not just for religious reasons. Stay blessed!
Reply to comment


business lines of credit for start up on Thursday, March 28, 2019 6:34 AM
Been a die-hard fan of the series ever since the first season was released. I think the return of MR. Wrench ensures an increase in the TRP of the series as his absence had been felt by almost each and every fan.
Reply to comment


costumesrock.com on Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:59 AM
Apple products are revered for its quality, precision and great design. SRSG started its operations as Apple technology partners in the year 1997.
Reply to comment


Bed and breakfast cheap viareggio on Thursday, April 11, 2019 4:57 AM
Really impressive post. I read it whole and going to share it with my social circules. I enjoyed your article and planning to rewrite it on my own blog
Reply to comment


Susan Hais on Sunday, May 19, 2019 8:28 PM
Very useful and creative, Searched Best Institute in this information. Thank you.
Reply to comment


load cells on Monday, June 17, 2019 5:07 AM
The great spirit series and getting the effective chances and more methods as well,I am getting here about god drawn people magnet. I am very happy to get the bible explosion and fantastic write up as well.
Reply to comment


golf tutorial on Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:14 AM
The worst part of it was that the software only worked intermittently and the data was not accurate. You obviously canot confront anyone about what you have discovered if the information is not right
Reply to comment


drop deck on Sunday, July 7, 2019 3:44 AM
Athe bsolutely exquisite idea to utilize summer vacations to its fullest. your blog added alot to my vocabulary too.. I love the uniqueness of your plot. I founded it all very interesting and thoroughly enjoyed reading it.thanks for posting.
Reply to comment


80s shirts mens on Saturday, July 27, 2019 10:37 AM
Nice to be visiting your blog again, it has been months for me. Well this article that i've been waited for so long. I need this article to complete my assignment in the college, and it has same topic with your article. Thanks, great share.
Reply to comment


Rinella Prosthetics on Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:53 PM
I discovered your blog site on Google and verify a few of your early posts.Proceed to maintain the superb operate. I just add your RSS feed to my MSN Information Reader. Seeking ahead to studying more from you afterward! .
Reply to comment


funwirks.com on Sunday, September 29, 2019 9:09 AM
Camping with your baby can be a lot of fun, and can be a special time between you and your baby. Babies adjust easily and seem to enjoy the new sights and sounds of camping. There are many items made for a baby and for use with a baby on a camping trip. Thanks for the amazing information.
Reply to comment


limousine service atlanta on Thursday, January 2, 2020 2:02 PM
I am just because here. I discovered this board and I in discovering It really supportive and it helped me out a great deal. I would like to introduce something see this and help other people, for example, you helped me.
Reply to comment


limo rental atlanta on Thursday, January 2, 2020 2:05 PM
The post is really superb. It’s varied accessory information that consists during a basic and necessary method. Thanks for sharing this text. The substance is genuinely composed. This web log is frequently sharing useful actualities. Keep sharing a lot of posts.
Reply to comment


Pikdo on Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:27 AM
Excellent post. I'd like to draft like this too - taking time and real hard work to make a great article. This post has encouraged me to write some posts that I am going to write soon. Using the best Instagram online web viewer on the Internet. Discovering top trending photo and video on instagram right now.
Reply to comment


atlanta limo rental on Sunday, February 9, 2020 6:19 AM
This website is really a walk-through for all of the info you wanted about this and didn’t know who to ask. Glimpse here and you’ll definitely discover it. WONDERFUL Post! Thanks for sharing.. I will wait for more qualitative information..
Reply to comment


ass on Saturday, March 7, 2020 6:40 AM
I’m not sure what will happen tomorrow, but I’ll take care of myself so I am strong enough to face it. Sonia Randhawa
Reply to comment


aas on Friday, March 13, 2020 8:08 AM
Hello admin! This is remarkable article as well as it is valuable for the entire person and I want to say that I would like to write on this subject too. You have an interesting written of this topic. Sonia Randhawa
Reply to comment


ass on Friday, March 13, 2020 11:48 AM
I suggest everyone to choose Assignment Help Australia for getting the best guidance in their academia. The proficient experts assist as per the requirements and learning styles desired by the university.sonirw
Reply to comment


ass on Sunday, March 15, 2020 8:23 AM
Hi, This is actually to boot the most fantastic post we tend to earnestly veteran researching throughout. It happens to be definitely not consistently we've found financial risk view a little.bitcoin era
Reply to comment


ass on Monday, March 16, 2020 6:44 AM
You have finished a fantastic movement on this content. It's drastically seriously particular and particularly canny. You unique as well produced knowledge of how exactly to generate it.jasa pembuatan patung
Reply to comment


ass on Thursday, March 19, 2020 11:30 PM
This is good one.Everyone should need to show same attitude.Your content is best for learning about writing services online.Thanks for sharing this. Sonia Randhawa
Reply to comment


Anonymous on Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:31 AM
The writing are so interesting to read.Those are really amazing for me. By the way, I will share this post with my facebook friends to see. I hope they will enjoy to see this reading like me. Thank you so much. Sonia Randhawa
Reply to comment


Anonymous on Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:59 PM
Really decent post. I just discovered your weblog and needed to say that I have truly delighted in searching your blog entries. After all I'll be subscribing to your food and I trust you compose again soon.Sonia Randhawa Sonia Randhawa
Reply to comment


Anonymous on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 6:31 AM
Excellent article with perfect written story you have shared with everyone, I love your posting stuff and want to say thanks for making this post.우리카지노계열
Reply to comment


Anonymous on Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:22 AM
This is my first time i visit here. I discovered so numerous interesting stuff in your weblog especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all of the enjoyment here! maintain up the great work.local business
Reply to comment


Anonymous on Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:59 AM
You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be actually something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I'll try to get the hang of it! Sonia Randhawa
Reply to comment


Anonymous on Monday, April 13, 2020 6:43 PM
This is just the information I am finding everywhere.Me and my friend were arguing about an issue similar to this! Now I know that I was right.Thanks for the information you post. I just subscribe your blog. This is a nice blog.day procedure centre
Reply to comment


bitcoin evolution app review on Monday, April 20, 2020 6:19 PM
This is a very well written and amusing read, i love the detail and different way you've divided your post, made it interesting. Looking forward to more such posts from you soon.
Reply to comment


bitcoin evolution app review on Monday, April 20, 2020 6:29 PM
This is a very well written and amusing read, i love the detail and different way you've divided your post, made it interesting. Looking forward to more such posts from you soon.
Reply to comment


Anonymous on Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:21 AM
Thank you so much for the clarification as I was greatly confused. I hope that you find something of a solution that assists you in the rearrangement process. Mercy Chinwo
Reply to comment


Anonymous on Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:01 AM
We use the latest CDC and Government guidelines, and are adequately equipped to handle your facility. Call Us to Get a Free Disinfection Service Quote Today! @ 404-991-8895 We’re available 24/7 and look forward to working with you. Disinfecting services Car Dealerships
Reply to comment


Anonymous on Sunday, May 3, 2020 8:29 AM
What a great story and it comes at a time of great success for Rollins…always important to be reminded of the foundation upon which we are built.diy face masks
Reply to comment


Sonia Randhawa on Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:48 AM
Thank you for giving me the information provided, let me once again disintegration. Thank you, hope you the next post birth
Reply to comment


Anonymous on Friday, June 5, 2020 12:41 AM
I appreciate your work . And I am totally agree with you that we should make ourselves to strong to handle all future problems easily . The only persons who thing your benefits are your parents and yourself . Because everyone want to make profit for his own self . Thanks for motivating peoples by this motivating post. Keep sharing.Sonia Randhawa
Reply to comment


Anonymous on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:50 PM
I think it is very bad decision to increase the price of the steel. You know that steel is very important to make the home strong and without the steel, your home remains unpaved. The government should increase the price which is manageable to the people.pokies online new Zealand
Reply to comment


Nike Shoes on Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:43 AM
Reply to comment


Anonymous on Friday, June 12, 2020 2:35 AM
This is just the information I am finding everywhere.Me and my friend were arguing about an issue similar to this! Now I know that I was right.Thanks for the information you post. I just subscribe your blog. This is a nice blog.Sonia Randhawa
Reply to comment


Anonymous on Friday, June 12, 2020 4:51 AM
This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing blog that understand the value. Im glad to have found this post as its such an interesting one! I am always on the lookout for quality posts and articles so i suppose im lucky to have found this! I hope you will be adding more in the future. Sonia Randhawa
Reply to comment


Anonymous on Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:05 PM
Exporting data to other devices is the best feature of a data recorder. although I've read better details about the device in some other writing services blog recently. Sonia Randhawa
Reply to comment


Anonymous on Monday, June 15, 2020 5:21 AM
I am all that much satisfied with the substance you have said. I needed to thank you for this extraordinary article.Sonia Randhawa
Reply to comment


Anonymous on Monday, June 15, 2020 7:03 AM
Thanks for the wonderful share. Your article has proved your hard work and experience you have got in this field. Brilliant .i love it reading.Sonia Randhawa
Reply to comment


Anonymous on Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:14 AM
Your web journal furnished us with important data to work with. Each and every tips of your post are wonderful. Much obliged for sharing.jasa pembuatan patung fiber
Reply to comment


Anonymous on Thursday, July 16, 2020 5:11 AM
The post is written in very a good manner. I am happy to find your distinguished way of writing the post. Now you make it easy for me to understand and implement the concept.pokies online
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
RSS

Recent Posts

WOFCF Bible Explosion - 2/27/19
WOFCF Bible Explosion - 2/20/19
2/6/19 - WOFCF Bible Explosion
WOFCF Bible Explosion - 9/26/18
WOFCF Bible Explosion - 9/12/18

Categories

Pastor's Corner
WOFCF Bible Explosion
powered by