SC: Episode 114

Show notes:

This week on the podcast, we’ve got some very special things in store! Andrew will be talking about “The Fruit of the Spirit” and “Abiding in the Vine”–including some personal testimonies about each of those! Plus, we’ve got a special missionFocus segment featuring InTheGap, a fantastic ministry that you can both learn from and get involved in…and even a special way you can save on their Leadership academy in the next couple weeks! All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

Encouraging Segment: The Fruit of the Spirit, and Abiding in the Vine

(Hosted by Andrew)

If you haven’t yet, be sure to listen back to SC: Episode 111 for a look at “The Love of God”

  • Passages mentioned in the segment:
    • Galatians 2:22-23
    • John 15:4-5

missionFocus Resource: In The Gap Spring Session


  • In The Gap’s Leadership Academy provides an opportunity to grow as a world-changer and communicator while making an impact in hundreds of children’s lives every week. In The Gap exists to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and to equip upcoming generations to pursue moral excellence, whole-heartedly stand for what is right, and to become positive role models who will transform our community, state, and nation for generations to come.
  • The Spring session of the Leadership academy is from March 25th through May 26th in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • The deadline for signup is March 17th, and a discount for $750 is available with promo code SpringForward18
  • More info about In the Gap and the leadership academy can be found at:
  • For the full interview with Chad Christianson, the Director of In the Gap, be sure to listen to SC: Episode 073!

Don’t forget our VersePic of the Month!

Deuteronomy 31:6 Phone
Deuteronomy 31:6

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Some music in this episode courtesy of Greg Howlett


  • Darien

    March 8, 2018 at 3:50 am Reply

    Great podcast! Your analogy is like the parable of the sower sowing, and is the same thing the Jesus talked about with the fig tree that did not produce fruit.

    • Andrew

      March 8, 2018 at 7:00 am Reply

      Thanks Darien–that’s a great point! Thanks for listening, and for bringing it up! 🙂

  • Darien

    March 9, 2018 at 1:20 am Reply

    No problem! It was awesome!

  • Travis Gherke

    March 11, 2018 at 11:26 pm Reply

    Great podcast Andrew.

    • Andrew

      March 12, 2018 at 6:15 am Reply

      Thanks Travis! 🙂

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