fruit of the spirit
PEOPLE OF GOD GROWING UP PRACTICES
< ALL PRACTICES
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance (patience), kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
— Galatians 5:22-23
Therefore go and MAKE DISCIPLES of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and TEACHING them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
— Matthew 28:19-20
The practices of the people of God are where we meet Him. He changes us through the Spirit in those encounters.
What is the fruit of those changes?
LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS, and SELF-CONTROL.
THESE ARE THINGS THAT JESUS FULLY EMBODIED.
We practice what He practiced so that we live more like Him.
We learn to be like Him,
and we in turn teach others to be like Him.
THIS IS DISCIPLESHIP.
WHAT'S YOUR NEXT STEP?
Which of the characteristics of the fruit of the Spirit can you intentionally practice today?
Which of the characteristics of the fruit of the Spirit can you intentionally practice today and teach others to do the same?