Wayward Ted: Celebrating the Fruit of the Spirit in Ted Lasso – Christ and Pop Culture

Every other Tuesday inStoried,K. B. Hoyleexplores the ways our cultural narratives act on us individually and in society as a whole. The best stories about sports are the stories that are not really about the sport itself at all. The sporting, or coaching, or athleticism should play a supporting role to whatever else is happening... Read more

10 Things You Can Be Sure Are Not Fruit of the Spirit

We live in a world that praises ideals and ideologies that are not from God, and the pull of many of them is appealing because it feels right to our flesh. We often downplay the pull of our flesh and the ways it can lure us towards destruction. We claim things like, the devil made... Read more

Fruit of Gentleness | by Sylvia Gunter

Beloved child of God, listen to your Father’s heart and his ways for you in Galatians 5:22-23,25. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control… Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” In Matthew 11:28-30 Jesus said, “Come to... Read more

Producing Fruit – Encouragement Café – August 13

Producing FruitBy Joan Walker HahnI am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. John 15:1-2I have several different types of fruits growing around my house.... Read more

Pray for fulfilled living in later life so that people of all ages can bear fruit for the Lord

(Photo: Pilgrims' Friend Society)The Pilgrims' Friend Society Prayer Week is a reminder that prayer is a vital ministry through which people of all ages can bear fruit for the Lord.When writing to the church in Corinth, the Apostle Paul talked about the people who prayed for him as 'helping in the work' (2 Corinthians 1:10-11). Paul... Read more