Month: July 2022
How do people know we're Christian? Seriously. What tips them off? What about your life just screams, “This looks like Jesus”? There are a lot of ways to answer this question but the most obvious is, “by the good fruit we bear.” In Galatians, Paul gives us a great list of which fruit should be birthed into the world because of our actions. We know this list as the Fruit of the Spirit, and they include love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness/generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To help dig deep into this list, our summer sermon series is looking at each one of these fruits by examining how Scripture shows us we can learn to grow it better and with more regularity. Every word in this list is significant; our individual and corporate lives need to be producing all nine of them regularly. And if one or more fruits isn’t producing, then we’ll know where our attention needs to be placed. In short, the world will know we're Christian by the “fruit we bear.” Join us this summer as we learn how to continually produce good fruit.