When I was young I remember a list on the wall that stated 12 points. The ones I can remember are love, joy, peace, patience, gratitude.
I'm certain these are straight out of the Bible.
What are the rest, and which part of the Bible are they from?
The fruit of the spirit are listed in Galations 5:22-23:
To be sure, there are many biblical virtues, and each one, when empowered by the Holy Spirit, can be both an indication of spiritual growth and maturity and a powerful witness to a watching world.
The particular list Paul provides in Galatians chapter 5 is not an exhaustive list of Christian virtues, but it is certainly comprehensive. Notice that the list contains nine virtues, but together they comprise the FRUIT of the Holy Spirit (not fruits). The singular fruit is significant because the nine virtues are what you might call a package deal. The fruit of the Spirit, then, is
As we walk by the Spirit (v.25) and are continually filled with the Spirit (see Ephesians 5:18), we will manifest the fruit of the Spirit in toto. This requires a conscious and willing submission (or yieldedness) to His control. To manifest the character of Christ is not a pull-ourselves-up-by-our-bootstraps sort of thing; rather, it is a work of God's Spirit within us, enabling us to demonstrate Christ-like character within the community of faith and out in the world.
Interestingly, there is an evil counterpart to the fruit of the Spirit, and Paul provides a list of that fruit in Galatians 5:19-21. He calls them "the deeds of the flesh," and they are as follows:
Again, this list is not exhaustive, but it too, as with the fruit of the Spirit, is pretty comprehensive. What makes the two lists--one of virtues and the other of vices--so different is that each vice is proscribed by God's Law, whereas each virtue is not. We are not therefore free from the Law, but rather
We could never, even in a million years of trying, be justified in God's sight by keeping the Law, but Jesus in His brief 33 years on earth fulfilled to the letter everything the Law required, so that at the cross, His perfect righteousness could be imputed to us and our unrighteousness could be imputed to Him. By faith in Jesus' completed work at the cross we can become the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21).
While we are not saved by works, God has called us to good works and He enables us to walk in them:
We cannot work for our salvation, but we are to
In conclusion, God has invested a great deal in each of us who claims Christ as our Savior and Lord, and He rightly expects a return on His investment. That "return" is Christlikeness, for God's plan for the ages was for His only begotten Son whom He loves to be the firstborn among many brethren (Romans 8:29). When our lives are continually and consistently characterized by the fruit of the Spirit of Jesus, we are moving in the direction God intends for us to move.
There are some lists in the back of my traditional Catholic calendar.
Other lists on the calendar. 10 Commandments, 6 Commandments of the Church, 9 Choirs of Angels, 14 Stations of the Cross, 7 Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 7 Joys of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 8 Beatitudes, 7 Sacraments, 5 Joyful Mysteries, 5 Sorrowful Mysteries, 5 Glorious Mysteries, 12 Apostles, 4 Evangelists and their Symbols, 7 Corporal Works of Mercy, 7 Spiritual Works of Mercy, 7 Capital Sins and Opposite Virtues, 4 Truths Necessary to Believe for Salvation, 4 Last Things, 6 Vestments Worn by the Priest During Mass, 3 Evangelical Counsels, 6 Holy Days of Obligation.
Just to add to Guest69's excellent answer, Paul was exhorting the churches in Galatia to emulate Jesus. In doing so he was adding to what Jesus said in:
The core of Paul's message was that the way you tell what a person truly believes is in the actions they take, and the outward appearance they display. His admonition was that if they truly had the Holy Spirit those are the characteristics they would display