Fruits of the Spirit Topical Study

 

Fruits of the Spirit Free Printable Workbook- Looking for a new topical study? Here is a FREE workbook on the Fruits of the Spirit. Study each fruit in depth and write down your prayers. Use different resources to fill out the workbook! Grow closer in your walk with the Lord.

Fruits of the Spirit FREE Printable Workbook

Here is my FREE downloadable &  printable Fruits of the Spirit Topical Study!

Through this work book, you will learn how to apply the fruits of the spirit to your life and scriptures that teach them.

fruits of the spirit topical study cover pagefruits of the spirit page1fruits of the spirit topical study page 2

 

Use these resources to help you complete the workbook:

 

– To look up Greek & root words, go here.

  1. Type in Galatians 5:22-23 in the circled part and select the version you want it in (I like NIV).

blue letter bible home

2. Click either verse that is circled depending on which word/fruit you want to look at.

blue letter bible step 2

3. A box will pop up with all the words in the verse separated out and with their Greek word. Click on the number, NOT the word. This will take you directly to the original Greek of the word.

blue letter bible step 3

4. Once you click the number it will take you to the Greek word’s page with its definition.

blue letter bible step 4

5. Scroll down and you will see a list of verses that contain the same Greek word. It may use a different word that was used in Galatians 5:22-23, but the meaning is the same (for example: meekness and gentleness are used in exchange with one another).

blue letter bible step 5

6. Click on the verses and start your journey to learn more about the fruits of the spirit!

 

  • gracetoyou.org

– Look for sermons and lessons on the topic using this website by John MacArthur!

 

– Look at references to others scriptures & an extended explanation of the scriptures by top scholars to expand your understanding of the Bible.

 

I hope you take away a lot from this workbook! Please give me feedback so that I may be able to improve it!

21 GOOD BASIC MEMORY VERSES

21 Good Basic Memory Verses- In need of good memory verses? Here are 21 of them!

21 Good Basic Memory Verses

 

It’s hard to find verses to memorize. There are so many good ones and it can be really difficult when it comes to choosing the best ones! Sometimes it can be overwhelming and you don’t know where to start. If you are looking for some awesome scriptures to memorize that will help strengthen your walk, you have found the right place!

Here’s the list:
John 3:16; Phil. 4:13; Phil. 4:6-8; Rom. 12:2; Matt. 11:28-30; 1 Cor. 10:13; 2 Cor. 12:9; Gal. 2:20; Eph. 2:8-10; 1 Peter 1:3-5; 1 Peter 1:6-8; John 5:24; John 14:27; Rom. 6:23; Rom. 8:28; Rom. 10:9-10; Gal. 5:22-23; Psalm 145:18-19; Psalm 56:8; Prov. 15:1; Psalm 37:23-24

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

  • Philippians 4:6-8

” Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

  • Romans 12:2

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

  • Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”

  • 2 Corinthians 12:9

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

  • Ephesians 2: 8-10

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

  • 1 Peter 1:3-5

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”

  • 1 Peter 1:6-8

“In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,”

“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life.  He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.”

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.  Not as the world gives do I give to you.  Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”

  • Romans 10:9-10

“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”

  • Galatians 5:22-23

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”

  • Psalm 145:18-19

“The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.  He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.”

  • Psalm 56:8

“You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle.  Are they not in your book?”

  • Proverbs 15:1 

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

  • Psalm 37:23-24

“The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.”

Tell everyone your favorite memory verse and why it is so special to you! Leave a comment at the top of the page!

Have trouble memorizing verses? Click here to look at my article “8 Ways to Memorize Verses.”

8 WAYS TO MEMORIZE SCRIPTURE

 

8 Ways to Memorize Scripture- Have trouble memorizing Bible verses? Here are 8 things to try to help you!

8 Ways to Memorize Scripture

How many of you have tried and failed at scripture memory? Raise your hand. (I’m raising mine). It is so hard to try to memorize scripture. God tells us in His word to “keep His word in our hearts,” but it can be difficult to keep it there. I have given you 8 tips on memorizing, and retaining, scripture. Feel free to try out each strategy. There has got to be at least one that works for you!

1. Write it out everyday.
In our women’s bible study we did this study called S.O.A.P. We had to completely write out the scripture we were studying. It helped to understand the words so much more. You are slowing down and forcing your brain to look at one word at a time. This is great for memorization. Have your bible open to the scripture and write it out on a piece of paper. No cheating if you have an electronic bible and copy and paste into a word document! If you do this everyday, preferably twice a day, (one in the morning and one at night) I will guarantee you will have the scripture down!

    2. Index Cards
Carry a stack of index cards with multiple verses in your purse. Throughout the day, flip through the cards. Create a steady schedule for looking through the cards. Every time you take a drink of water, look at the cards. Before you watch an episode of Gilmore Girls, look at the cards. This is a great way to not only memorize one verse, but to keep multiple verses in your mind for a long period.

  3. Tape it to Your Bathroom Mirror
Write out your verse on a piece of paper or index card and tape it to your bathroom, and for extra credit your bedroom, mirror. When you brush your teeth or wash your hands, your eyes will go immediately to the verse. Keep the verse there for a week and to retain the verse, keep it there the next week and add another verse underneath. Keep doing this until you’ve got 5 verses solid in your memory.

   4. Download a Scripture Memory App
This is the one that was the most helpful to me. We all spend almost every waking moment on our phones, so why don’t we use it as an advantage to further our spiritual walk? I use Scripture Typer Bible Memory. It is available in the Apple Store. It’s graphics aren’t very intriguing, but it gets the job done the best. You type in your verse and then it fades in and out each word in the verse. You have to type the first letter of the word to be able to move on to the next word. For example: “Jesus wept.” You would type “j” then “w” as the words fade in and out. It is very effective and eventually you get to the point where the words aren’t even on the screen. I’ve tried other apps, but this one was my favorite.

5. Say it Out Loud
It’s like learning a language. You can learn how to write the words out, but until you can speak it, you won’t truly know it. By saying it out loud, you can be sure that you have got it down. I’ve done this before where I can write the verse, but I can’t say it out loud. Once I know I can say it out loud and if I practice saying it out loud, I’ve mastered the verse.

6. Pray Through It
As you pray, use your verse to guide your words. Pray through the scriptures and if your verse is John 3:16, thank God for sending his only begotten Son to die for you and that through him you will have everlasting life. Have your Bible open, or the scripture written out in front of you as you pray. This is more application of your verse, but it will definitely help to memorize it more.

7. Set it to a Song
If you are creative and have extra time to write a song, you should definitely do this. I did this for memorizing the fruits of the Spirit. I pretended that I was writing a song for the kids in my Sunday school class. It may sound silly, but believe me it works. You won’t be able to get it out of your head, which is a good thing.

   8. Match Two
I don’t know about you guys, but I am TERRIBLE at memorizing the address of the verse. I could tell you the words of the verse, but I blank when it comes to telling you where to find the verse. Turn it into a game and write out all the verses you have memorized, without their address, on different index cards. Now write the addresses on separate index cards. Have a sheet matching the proper address with the passage facing down near you (Don’t peek!) Set out the cards in front of you and match which passage and address you think goes together. Check your “answer key” to see what you got right.

What do you do to memorize scripture? Any new ideas? Fun games? Tell us! Comment in the box below! The top answers will be posted! Hurry up and submit your strategies!

In need of some AWESOME verses to memorize? Click here to view “21 Good Basic Memory Verses.”