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Looking Toward Sunday, June 11, 2017

In Paul’s letter to the Galatians, he compels them: live by the Spirit . . . and do not gratify the desires of the flesh. Spirit living bears the fruit of love, joy, peace, etc. and fleshly living leads to a naughty-looking list of undesirable works: idolatry, sorcery, fornication, and carousing, to name a few of the more eyebrow-raising examples.

This Sunday, we’ll contemplate what it looks like to live “by the Spirit” and how a life informed and shaped by the stuff of God produces life-giving fruit. How does what we consume and enjoy shape what we put out into the world?

  • Focal Scripture – Galatians 5:16-26
  • Sermon Title – “Garbage In Garbage Out”

I shall be eating clementines and apples and longing for sweet, dripping peaches, as I dwell on the fruit of the Spirit and the joy and beauty it bears. May you enjoy some of God’s good gifts, as well. Try the blueberries; I hear they’re splendid now.