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The Personality of Loud Love (13 of 14)
Series: Love Loud
Dr. Fred Lowery
1 Peter 3:4; Ephesians 4:2; 2 Corinthians 10:1; Romans 12:17; Philippians 4:5; John 6:38; Romans 12:17; Matthew 11:29; Philippians 2:1-4; Philippians 2:5-8; John 13:12-17; Philippians 2:4
June 7, 2009
All right, we are in Galatians 5 and I got good news for you, after today there is only one fruit left. It's taken us a while to get through them but they are too important to leave out. But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and that's where we are today. A young girl was asked to write a paper on the humility of Quakers, she was a Quaker girl and so she wrote Quakers are very meek people who never argue or fight or speak harshly. My father is a Quaker, but my mother is not. Gentleness, if you look at the biblical word it means a gentle breeze. There is not anything much more refreshing than a gentle breeze. There is just something, on a warm day as long as there is a breeze just the coolness of that air in your face is refreshing. A soothing medicine, if you've got a cough if you get some of that good cough syrup the kind that has a good taste not a bad taste but jus the soothing of that it feels so good to have that throat soothed. It's a soothing medicine. And then it's a colt that has been broken, in other words you train that colt; you bring that colt under control. You call it meeking a horse when that horse has been broken. Now the horse is not weaker after that, the horse is actually stronger because the horse will be more productive and do the things the horse needs to do because the horse has been broken and is under the control of its master. And so that's what this word is all about and we talk about meekness and gentleness. It's the same word, some translations say meekness another says gentleness; it is all the same word, and should be evident in all of our lives. You know some people cause you t ...
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