Summer Fruit WEEK 7: Faithfulness Galatians 5:22-25 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Psalms 100:5 For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. 1) Definition of Faithfulness: Dictionary: “To follow through with a commitment, regardless of the difficulty.” 1) Definition of Faithfulness: What the Bible says about Faithfulness: Be faithful in stewardship. Be faithful in service. Be faithful in marriage. Be faithful in witnessing. Be faithful in prayer. Be faithful in ministry. Be faithful in following the Lord. Be faithful in giving instruction. Be faithful in the truth. Be faithful in times of persecution. Be faithful until death & crown of life. 1) Definition of Faithfulness 2) Demonstration of Faithfulness: Jesus Matthew 16:21 From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. Luke 9:51 "When the days drew near for Him to be taken up, He set His face to go to Jerusalem." 1) Definition of Faithfulness 2) Demonstration of Faithfulness: Jesus 3) Development of Faithfulness Realize that temptations will come. Seek the Holy Spirit’s Reinforcement. Get back up when you get knocked down. 2 Timothy 4:6-8 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. Thank you so much for joining us in worship at First Free Will Baptist Church today. We hope your experience has been meaningful and that you will join us again soon!