If you've known Jesus for very long, you've likely had this experience: you're in some random
place, with random people...and something catches your ear. You don't mean to eavesdrop, but
you're just so intrigued by what you are hearing.
It's a discussion between two people. The first is being incredibly rude and disrespectful. Yet,
the second doesn't seem to notice. He continues to respond to the verbal attack with kindness
and a smile.
You say to yourself, “Man, if that were me, I'm not sure I could keep it together like that.” But
you know what? You can!
Jesus said, “By their fruit you shall know them.” That's exactly what you just experienced when
you witnesses the countercultural response to an obvious wrong. You just observed what we
know as “the fruit of the Spirit” in action.
Because love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and
selfcontrol seem so commonly discussed in church today, we often glossover when we hear
them mentioned. Yet, you've notices them in others and were intrigued.
That same intrigue is
what God will use to draw others to us.
Perhaps you're uncomfortable sharing your faith verbally, but you can always open the door by
allowing others to see His best in you through these nine fruits.
Join Dr. Merritt as he bites into each fruit and reveals the benefits they add to life. You'll fund
that true evangelism is sparked from being “tasty