38 P E T E C H A R E T T E Two of the requests—“be filled with the knowledge of God” and “be strengthened with all power”—are written in the passive voice, meaning that we aren’t doing the filling or the strengthen- ing; God is. Three others are straight-out commands, but they come with an assumption: “Walk worthy of the Lord,” “be fully pleasing to him,” and “bear fruit in every good work” all assume that there is a knowledge base upon which to draw. If we never encounter in Scripture what is pleasing to God, or what a wor- thy walk looks like, on what basis can we ask for God’s help in achieving these qualities? How do you engage in behavior that pleases God, if you don’t what pleases Him? In Galatians 5:19–23, Paul lists nine qualities he labels “fruit of the Spirit.” In his article, “Fruit of the Spirit,” found at www. bible.org, Dr. Richard D. Patterson breaks down the nine vir- tues listed in Galatians 5 into three categories, with three virtues each: the soul’s well-being (love, joy peace); the believer’s rela- tions with others (patience, kindness, goodness); and principles for godly living (faithfulness, gentleness, self-control).6 Love Patience Faithfulness Joy Kindness Gentleness Peace Goodness Self-Control As will be my modus operandi throughout the rest of this book, I don’t wish this to become a prepackaged study in which simplistic questions and answers are given. I am encouraging dis- ciplers to do their own study work and share with their disciples what God has shared with them. There will not be definitions of each of the virtues here. There is ample material available at www.bible.org in this regard, especially in Dr. Patterson’s article. These two passages have a good deal of overlap, and together they provide an excellent picture of the maturity that the Church 6 Dr. Richard D. Patterson, “Fruit of the Spirit,” https://bible.org/article/ fruit-spirit (accessed Jan. 18, 2018).