Gentleness & Faithfulness

Hi, I’m John Sorensen, President of Evangelism Explosion International, and you’re listening to Share Life Today.

Have you checked off your Christian to do list today? Barna Research did a study that shares that most churchgoers equate spiritual maturity with following a list of rules. But, you know, that’s not what the Bible says at all! Instead, Jesus tells us to abide in Him to produce spiritual fruit. Spiritual maturity isn’t measured by checking all the boxes—it’s measured by the Fruit of the Spirit. And the Fruit of the Spirit is produced by the Lord working in us as we abide in Him! Lamentations three says because of the Lord’s great love we’re not consumed – His mercy is new every morning, and great is His faithfulness! The Lord is so gentle with us and faithful to us. So, instead of focusing on what you think will make you look like a better Christian, focus on the power of the Holy Spirit, and spread the Gospel gently and faithfully to everyone you can. For help, visit

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