A Deeper Look at the Fruit of the Spirit: Growing in the Likeness of Christ, By Hazel Offner

A Deeper Look at the Fruit of the Spirit

Growing in the Likeness of Christ

LifeGuide in Depth Series

by Hazel Offner
With Dale Larsen and Sandy Larsen

A Deeper Look at the Fruit of the Spirit
  • Length: 134 pages
  • Dimensions: 7 × 10 in
  • Number of Studies: 9
  • Published: April 12, 2013
  • Imprint: IVP Bible Studies
  • Item Code: 3103
  • ISBN: 9780830831036

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A deep look at Scripture—God's very words—is never wasted. In fact, not only is it never wasted; it's richly rewarded. The more deeply we dive into the riches of the Bible, the more deeply we can experience and serve God, the giver of all truth, wisdom, love and understanding.

The new LifeGuide® in Depth Bible Studies help you do just that, taking you further into themes and books of Scripture than you might have gone before. As you see new connections between the Old and New Testament, gain an understanding of the historical and cultural background of passages, engage in creative exercises, and concretely apply what you've learned, you'll be amazed at the breadth of the knowledge and wisdom you gain and the transformation God can work in you as you meet him in his Word. Each session provides enough material for a week's worth of Scripture study along with a weekly group discussion guide that pulls all of the elements together.

This guide is based on and includes the inductive Bible study Fruit of the Spirit from the bestselling LifeGuide® Bible Study Series--only now it has been expanded for a new kind of study experience.

In A Deeper Look at the Fruit of the Spirit, specifically, you'll discover

  • what your biggest barriers to joy might be
  • what biblical writers meant by "peace" (hint: it's more than an absence of fighting)
  • what to do when you realize you're not as nice a person as you thought you were
  • what the Old Testament teaches us about God's gentleness

and much more.

If you're longing to go deeper in your understanding of God and his Word, LifeGuide® in Depth Bible Studies are for you. These new studies will meet your need for both rich, solidly researched content and personal application. They'll meet your need for Bible study that challenges your head and your heart. Most of all, we pray you'll meet God in them.

"With the LifeGuides in Depth series, IVP has given us a resource for personal or group study guaranteed to engage the intellect and interests of mature believers. If you've been looking for material that takes you deeper into the background and unity of the Bible's teaching or applies its wisdom to the further stretching of your character and conduct in daily life, you are going to love this resource and recommend it to others."

Dan Meyer, senior pastor of Christ Church of Oak Brook and author of Witness Essentials


Introduction: Growing in the Likeness of Christ
1. Love - 1 John 4:7-16
2. Joy - Luke 24:33-53
3. Peace - Isaiah 43:1-7
4. Patience - Matthew 18:21-35
5. Kindness - 2 Samuel 9
6. Goodness - Psalm 107
7. Faithfulness - 2 Chronicles 20:1-30
8. Gentleness - 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12
9. Self-Control - 1 Samuel 26
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Hazel Offner

Offner has for many years worked with students in the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship chapter at the University of Illinois. She has also helped to lead and promote hundreds of Bible study groups in the Champaign-Urbana area.