Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.
-Jesus of Nazareth (John 15:5)
Imagine an entire church accepting Jesus’ challenge, remaining in him, and bearing the kind of fruit that only the Spirit can produce within us. How would that change us, change our church, and ultimately change our city?
Whether we’re United States Senators or street sweepers, we all need to develop the character that is required to sustain our calling. That character is reflected in the Fruit of the Spirit. Jesus alludes to it in John 15 and Paul lists several elements of the fruit in Galatians 5: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Imagine the impact we could have on our families, our friends, our workplaces, and our neighborhoods, if we were producing that kind of fruit in our lives. It would make a radical difference and set us up for where God wants to take us next. Join us over the next 9 weeks as we seek to remain more deeply in Jesus and thereby produce these elements in our lives.