In The Fruit of the Spirit, Tom Trask and Wayne Goodall take you for a close look at love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, and the rest of the fruit of the Spirit. Here is a passionate and illuminating look at what happens to your thoughts, emotions, and actions when you live each day in intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. Drawing from the storehouse of God's Word, Trask and Goodall sow seeds of insight into your heart that both convict and encourage. They show you how you can cooperate with God's work in your life. And they offer true life examples of the difference you, too, can make when you let the Holy Spirit reproduce the character of Jesus within you.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 224 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2000 Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0310227879 ISBN-13: 9780310227878 UPC: 025986227876 Availability: In Stock
Teaches readers the biblical basics and call to demonstrate the fruits of God's spirit to make a deeper impact on the watching world.
Thomas E. Trask is general superintendent of the Assemblies of God and chairman of the Pentacostal World Conference. A graduate of North Central Bible College, Minneapolis, MN, he served 25 years as a pastor and was superintendent of the Michigan district and general treasurer of the Assemblies of God before election to lead the fellowship in 1993. He came into office calling for a fresh Pentecostal revival in the Assemblies of God.
Wayde I. Goodall is the coordinator of the Office Enrichment Ministry General of the Assembly of God. He's also the executive director of Enrichment, a Pentecostal ministry magazine. He was a pastor for 20 years, then a missionary, and now carries out duties as a pastor to pastors at the Assembly of God. He and Thomas Trask have co-authored two books Previews of Life and The Battle and The Blessings.
The elusive "fruits of the Spirit" are not character qualities attainable only
by the holiest among us, according to authors Trask (general superintendent of
the Assemblies of God) and Goodall (an AG administrator who is executive editor
of the Pentecostal journal Enrichment). They write that Bible meditation,
prayers and ordinary persistence in developing godly habits are the practical
measures Christians assume as they model their daily lives after that of Jesus
Christ. Both men assure readers that God desires an intimate relationship with
them, and that within that relational framework the Holy Spirit tenderly
transforms people's minds, emotions and actions so that their lives
consistently evidence spiritual fruit. The co-authors (The Battle, The
Blessing, The Choice) effectively use personal anecdotes and everyday scenarios
in their 11-chapter text to demonstrate how those rich in spiritual fruit are
able to overcome life's most adverse problems. Each chapter discusses a
different fruit from Galatians 5:22: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Exactly what does God's
fruit look like? The authors highlight "People fruit" (those we have introduced
to Christ), "Giving fruit" (gifts of time, energy and money), "Gospel fruit"
(sharing the gospel of Christ) and "Praise fruit" (worshipping God). This text
is an excellent road map of hope and direction for anyone who wants to
experience a deeper Christian spirituality. (Aug.) Copyright 2000 Cahners