I’m Not Growing in the Fruit of the Spirit. What Should I Do?

Episode 730 Show Notes 

From the Show

In 1st John, John is not trying to get the recipients of the letter to question their salvation and making sure they do x y and z and pass with flying colors. No, he says, “I want you to know that if you believe in Jesus Christ, if you are trusting in him for your salvation, you have eternal life.”

–Adriel Sanchez

I’m Not Growing in the Fruit of the Spirit. What Should I Do?

Questions in this Episode

  1. I work with first responders and sometimes they have to respond to tragic calls. There is not always a chaplain to help the community members, so what passages in scripture would you recommend first responders to share with people in those scenarios?
  2. In John 6:52-53, Jesus says talks about eating his flesh and drinking his blood. This doesn’t seem to be a metaphor, so why don’t you accept Jesus’s words here that this is “truly” my flesh and blood as his real presence in the eucharist?
  3. What are your thoughts about Christians working with their gay neighbors, how should we approach this?
  4. When I read all the evidences of fruit that Christians are supposed to have, I know I lack in them, so it causes me to worry if I’m saved. Should we examine the fruit in our lives this way?
  5. Are Christians allowed to drink alcohol?

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their four children.

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