New Testament Lesson: Philippians 2:1-11 (Imitating Christ’s humility)
Gospel Lesson: Luke 7:36-50 (Jesus anointed by a sinful woman)
The fruit of the spirit captures the character and nature of our Savior, and characteristics that take root in the life of every Christian living in Christ. Gentleness – not needing to force our way in life – certainly a mark of Jesus. The words of Zechariah the prophet capture the spirit of Jesus’ gentleness,
“Not by might, not by power, but by my Spirit” says the Lord. Zechariah 4:6
The Christian life is marked by the fruit of gentleness.