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Summarizing Spiritual Fruit

1. is given to all believers;

2. produces spiritual character;

3. is singular (fruit is singular, meaning one’s character is a unit);

4. is permanent (1 Cor. 13:8-10); and

5. grows internally.

To summarize spiritual gifts, note the contrast to the previous five points.

Spiritual gifts:

1. are given to specific believers;

2. produce spiritual service;

3. are plural (Flynn lists nineteen, Wagner, twenty-seven);

4. will cease; and

5. operate externally.

Jerry Falwell, Elmer Towns, Stepping out on Faith, p. 142

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