I've just finished a sermon series in my church on the Fruit of the Spirit. You may well know that, 'the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law' (Galatians 5:22-23).
It never hurts to bribe a congregation with food, nor to give them an aid to memory, so each week I gave them a piece or more of fruit! I won't explain them all, but I wonder what you would have chosen for each characteristic of the fruit of the Spirit. Here are my choices:
- Love - Strawberries
- Joy - Mango
- Peace - Olives
- Patience - Oranges
- Kindness - Apples (Granny Smith's because Granny's are kind!)
- Goodness - Banana
- Faithfulness - Blackberries
- Gentleness - Peach
- Self-Control - Fruit Salad (a final CafeStyle worship, with many temptations requiring self-control!)
So that is the fruit of the Spirit! Now, surely there is a reference in the Bible to chocolate that I can use?