05 – Fruit of the Spirit

007We have a deaf ministry at the Western Hills Church of Christ in Cincinnati, Ohio.  It started in 1989.  We have 25 – 30 deaf people coming every week.  I chose the Fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians 5:22, and illustrated how to express each one in sign language.  I began with a variety of fruit at the top for the title.  I then separated each section with a carving that looks like a basket weave.  It’s kind of interesting, but in the NIV Bible, the first three fruit are all one-syllable words, the next three are two-syllable words, and the last three are all three-syllable words.  Listed below are the nine Fruit of the Spirit.

Love

Joy

Peace

Patience

Kindness

Goodness

Faithfulness

Gentleness

Self-Control

This stick took me about a year to carve.  In finished it in the fall of 1992.

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