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The Fruit of the Spirit - Self-control

May 7th, 2017

"Control myself? Are you kidding me?" That's exactly opposite of what our society tells us. In fact, advertising lives to tempt us to satisfy our every desire as quickly as possible. "Do it now! You're missing out if you don't! Why wait for marriage? Why deny yourself? Get that credit card and run it up!" Sound familiar? So exercise your self-control for a bt and listen to the Truth Barista as he and Amazing Larry discuss this powerful character trait of Jesus that the Holy Spirit wants to drill into us...often for our own safety.

The Fruit of the Spirit - Gentleness

April 28th, 2017

Know anyone with a "clutching" or "grabbing" attitude? You know, the kind of knot-head who is always screaming about his or her rights, but does little to help the situation? Ever wonder what meekness means? Does it mean we're limp-wristed, Droopy-Dogs who allow everyone to walk over us? No way! Take a listen to the Truth Barista as he and Amazing Larry talk about how Jesus' character trait of gentleness is so incredibly POWERFUL!

The Fruit of the Spirit - Faithfulness

April 22nd, 2017

Did you know faithfulness is a two-way street? Many people want God to be faithful to them. You know, continually providing their needs. But what about OUR faithfulness to God. Can He rely on us? Do we prove to be trustworthy to God each and every day. Just what does it mean to be faithful and why is it in that list of Jesus' character traits called the Fruit of the Spirit.Take a listen. When you're done, you will find yourself more than a little challenged by the Truth Barista!

The Fruit of the Spirit - Goodness

April 15th, 2017

Ya know, goodness is not a highly sought after trait in people. Oh we all appreciate a good person when they're good to us, but sometimes we join the world in mocking good people. But what does it mean to be GOOD? IS it just our actions that are good or do our good actions flow from another source? For such a seemingly vanilla topic you'll find it a GOOD source of inspiration! (Yes, pun intended!)

The Fruit of the Spirit - Kindness

April 8th, 2017

Have you ever met a real mensch? That's Yiddish for a person who is a decent, upright, mature, and responsible person. They're all around us, but their unassuming ways make them almost unnoticeable, BUT their words and actions really touch us! The Fruit of the Spirit called kindness very much makes us into a mensch if we seriously allow the Holy Spirit to build this one into our character. Give a listen and see what the Truth Barista means by this!

The Fruit of the Spirit - Patience!

March 31st, 2017

Lord, give me patience...right now! Yup! That's how a lot of us feel and yet we hate it when things pop up in our lives that frustrate the heck out of us! Ever think that the Lord allows such things simple to grow this precious character trait of Jesus in us? Muscles don't grow unless you work them and patience doesn't grow unless you try it...and try it...and try it...AND TRY IT!! You get the idea! Take a listen.

The Fruit of the Spirit - Filled with Peace!

March 10th, 2017

ARRRRRGH! Ever have one of those days...weeks...months? Ever wonder what life would be like enveloped by God's peace? Did you know you can actually achieve it? How is this possible? Because Jesus has promised it and He NEVER breaks His promises. Not only has Jesus promised to give us peace, it's one of His character traits that the Holy Spirit is assigned to develop in us! So why are you so bent out of shape? Take a peaceful moment to listen to the Truth Barista as he and Amazing Larry walk through this wonderful topic!

The Fruit of the Spirit - Filled with Joy Like Jesus

March 3rd, 2017

What is this thing, JOY? Is it something that we can work up when we're feeling depressed? Is it some cheesey Sunday School ideal that's totally unrealistic for every day experiences? What's the difference between JOY and HAPPINESS? Join the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry as they talk about the fruit of the Spirit (Jesus' character trait of) joy! This will really PERK up your day!

The Fruit of the Spirit - Lovin’ Like Jesus!

February 24th, 2017

There's a major Bible principle - First things are the most important things! So we should sit up and take note that the first fruit of the Spirit (a character trait of Jesus God wants to form in us) is LOVE! So how do YOU compare with the standard of loving that Jesus set? Join the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry as they discuss this AWESOME trait God wants ALL of His children to live!

The Fruit of the Spirit - Lookin’ Like Jesus!

February 17th, 2017

(Galatians 5:22-23) The Fruit of the Spirit...What the heck are those? Simple. They're Jesus' character traits growing in us, causing us to us act like Him! Yup, gettin' saved doesn't stop at saying a prayer. NOW you have to do something about it! Looking like Jesus is a pretty high bar, isn't it? Check out this new series on the character traits Jesus expects us to produce more and more in our lives. Thank God for the Holy Spirit's help!