These forty-eight Bible studies were written with one goal in mind -- to allow the Spirit of God to use the Word of God to produce fruit in your life. These studies will help you discover what the Bible says rather than simply telling you what it says. They encourage you to think and to explore rather than to merely fill in blanks. Fruit of the Spirit will help you discern what the Bible says about the vital traits that the Holy Spirit produces in believers, and move you beyond reflection to application. Designed for use as personal Bible study or group study, the interactive format will help you grow in your ability to reflect the character of Jesus and will aid t only in understanding the fruit, but also in applying them to daily life. Ideal for small group leaders seeking in-depth Bible studies, Fruit of the Spirit also includes expanded leader's tes for each Bible study. Fruit of the Spirit includes six studies on each of the following fruit: Faithfulness Gentleness Self-control Love Joy Peace Patience Kindness
Phyllis is Area Director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in Chicago West. She is a speaker and the author or coauthor of a number of books for InterVarsity, including Ephesians, Wholeness for a Broken World, and the Resources for the Coping Christian Series. She and her husband, Andy, live in Downers Grove, Illinois. Jack Kuhatschek is executive vice-president and publisher for Baker Publishing Group, Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the author of numerous Bible study guides and the books Applying the Bible and The Superman Syndrome. Jacalyn Eyre is coauthor (with her husband, Stephen) of the LifeGuide Matthew: Being Discipled by Jesus and is a contributor to the NIV Serendipity Bible for Study Groups. She and her husband live in Ohio. Stephen Eyre is associate pastor of discipleship at Crestview Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of Quiet Time Dynamics, Defeating the Dragons of the World, and Patience: The Benefits of Waiting. Pete Scazzero is founder and Senior Pastor of New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, New York City, a large, multiracial, international church with over sixty-five countries represented. Pete and his wife, Geri, have four daughters, are co-founders of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. SPANISH BIO: Peter Scazzero es ampliamente reconocido por su obra en una gran iglesia multicultural y multirracial, cuyo origen esta en mas de 55 naciones, en una de las areas etnicamente mas diversas de los Estados Unidos. En 1987, Pete y Geri Scazzero fundaron la New Life Fellowship, una primera congregacion de una asociacion de iglesias. Hoy dia, el movimiento incluye a cinco distintas congregaciones de la ciudad de Nueva York (cuatro de habla inglesa y una de habla hispana) y tres en otros paises (Republica Dominicana y Colombia). Se graduo del Seminario Teologico Gordon-Conwell y actualmente es estudiante del doctorado en Ministerio en el Seminario Teologico Bautista del Este, con una especializacion en matrimonio y familia.
Jacalyn Eyre, Jack Kuhatschek, Peter Scazzero, Phyllis J. LePeau, Stephen D. Eyre