1. If we are going to bear fruit in the body the
first thing we need to do is Avoid Selfish Actions v.
a. Avoid being Boastful or Conceited
b. This begs the question "how do I know If I am
i. The rest of v.26 will help us. The NAS says
"challenging one another" we can call it being
ii. The second way the conceited boastful attitude
spills out is by become covetous v.26 says we start
"envying one another"
2. Not only must we Avoid Selfish Actions but we
must Put on Selfless Actions v 6:1-5
a. The first Selfless Action is "Restoring" in v1
b. v.1 also says we should be "Scrutinizing"
c. We need to be "Assisting" v.2
d. v.4 Shows us that while we bear fruit in the
body we are to "Examine Ourselves"
e. Finally in v.6 we see we must "Share"
Are you Avoiding Selfish Attitudes? Are you
avoiding being conceit, combativeness, and
Are you Seeking Selfless Attitudes? Restoration,
Scrutinizing, Assisting, Examining Ourselves, and
Sharing with those we minster with.
Would you join me in helping the arms to be strong.
The legs to be sturdy, the heart to keep pumping and
so on. May God help us to be a healthy and mature