Love Letter Challenge

PartyOne Weekend: 9/27-28/2014

By Laura Buffington

Hopefully you made it out this weekend to get your party on at PartyOne. Especially if you're a volunteer, we hope you made it out to hear your tribute.  I imagine many of you are still singing THAT song.

In order to prepare us for the next season of life at SouthBrook, Charlie encouraged us to spend some time in Galatians 5.

Read it again this week on your own.  Pay attention to the two lists Paul gives us: one on the works of the flesh and another on the fruits of the Spirit. 

Be honest about which list you want to describe your life.  

Be honest about which list you spend more time thinking about. 

Be honest about which list decsribes your heart.  Your days.

This isn't always an easy world to cultivate things like love, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control.  There are a lot of things that fight against people living this way.  The beautiful thing is that people who seek the fruits of the Spirit can find them.  People who crave them will find them. People who keep these words in front of them will end up walking like and towards Jesus.

On a nearly related side note: If you want to hear the full story of Jesus told by our friend Joe Boyd, he's got a gig coming up October 11th in Springfield.  You can find more info here. 

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