Plans for 2015 (2)

In our Bible Reading today, Paul lists some things that we should not do and some things that we should do. If we want to follow Paul’s advice, we can become stronger Christians in 2015.
Paul begins by listing things that are sinful: sexual sins, worshiping false gods, practicing witchcraft, hating people and causing trouble, “being filled with envy, getting drunk, having wild parties, and doing other things like this” (verse 21a). Paul continues in thisp verse to say that people who do those things “will not have a part in God’s kingdom.”
Then Paul gives us a list of things that we should have in our lives: “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (verses 22-23). People who belong to Jesus will allow the Holy Spirit to produce those things in their lives.
Will you have love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control in your life this year?