A True Taste of Heaven: Gentleness, Kindness and the Fruit of the Spirit
Rosy Kandathil - August 4, 2019
Gentleness and kindness are manifestations of the fruit of the spirit, the outward evidence of Christ dwelling within us (Gal 5:22-23). But in a city legendary for its toughness and grit, where gentleness is more commonly seen as a liability and kindness despised as weakness, what does it mean to embrace and embody this fruit of the spirit in reality? Although it might be easy to embrace Paul’s list of love, joy and peace on a superficial level, to express fruit-forward mature lives of the Spirit requires repentance and radical Christian imagination. In today’s sermon, we will together contemplate this fruit of the Holy Spirit, renew our desire for its sweetness, and consider ways to offer such authentic goodness as Paul preaches into a world—and church—desperate for gentleness and kindness.
Pete and Geri Scazzero will lead this powerful 8-week course that equips people with practical relationship tools to truly love others like Jesus did. All are invited to take this foundational discipleship course. The Emotionally Healthy Relationships coursebook, workbook and Day by Day devotional are available for purchase online at emotionallyhealthy.org or at the bookstore in the lobby on Sundays. Register
Wednesdays, Sep 25 - Nov 13 | 7pm - 9:30pm | Sanctuary
Cost: $30 per person (for New Lifers)
Part 2: Emotionally Healthy Relationships
Parenting is filled with great joys and mountaintop experiences. It can also leave you feeling awful and questioning whether or not you’ve messed up your kids for life. This one-day conference will cover topics to help you see where you are today, and where you could be headed as you continue on your parenting journey. Register
Saturday, Oct 19 | 9am - 5pm | New Life Fellowship | $20 per person, $35 per couple | Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Communitas is an opportunity to explore becoming rooted as a member in our community. This is a free event but we ask that you register to let us know you will be attending. Register
Our values, known as our “5Ms” shape the way we seek to follow Christ together at New Life Fellowship. They undergird our spiritual formation practices and inform our mission to love and serve our world.