In our Adult Spiritual Growth Class this month, we are focusing on spiritual growth through the lens of spiritual fruit listed in Galatians 5. The Apostle Paul places the fruit of the Spirit in the context of our daily battle of desires within our heart. We contend with desires of the flesh against the desires of the Spirit. Paul’s collective admonition to us is that we must “walk by the Spirit, live by the Spirit and keep in step with the Spirit.” How do we do this?
The Spirit of God delights in working in our lives through God’s ordained means of grace:  the Word (Scriptures), Sacraments (Lord’s Supper, baptism) and Prayer. God also works in our lives through other means, including the beauty of his creation, the arts created by both ...