Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

The Fruit of the Spirit (February 1998)

February 1998
Volume 7, Number 2

Fruit is a biblical symbol of the results of one's actions, whether good or evil. Of course, God wants us to produce the fruit of His Holy Spirit, listed in Galatians 5:22-23. These fruits exhibit the outgoing love and concern for others that is the hallmark of God's character.  (PhotoDisc Photo)

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
The Fruit of the Spirit

In this introductory article to a series on the fruit of the Spirit, John Ritenbaugh explains how the Bible approaches fruit symbolically, what it means to bear fruit, and the work of the Holy Spirit in us.

Ready Answer
Why the Transfiguration?

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Why was Jesus transfigured on the mount? What did it mean? What was it designed to teach the apostles? Richard Ritenbaugh shows the significance of this wonderful miracle.

Prophecy Watch
Symbolism and Duality

by Staff

This article tackles the issues of symbolism, duality and analogies in prophecy. These show that the Scripture was written for us and our admonition today!

The Importance of Follow-Through
by David F. Maas

Just as important as follow-through is in an athletic motion, its spiritual counterpart is vital to our life in Christ. We must have the will and commitment to carry our devotion to God through to the very end.


by Staff

News and events from around the world for February 1998.

Bible Study

by Martin G. Collins

A Bible study on love, one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit.