Last Week, we got together for Week 10 of 12 in our “Make Disciples.” series. Below you will find links to an overview of the full 12 weeks and for the tenth area on the map, Experiencing God’s Power: Spiritual Fruit.
During the 12 weeks, we are addressing areas on a comprehensive discipleship map. After discussing each area, we will try to establish Milestones that would provide evidence of personal spiritual growth – markers that we work toward.
Ezekiel prophesies against Jerusalem using the picture of charred and useless vine wood to illustrate the current state of the city. Jesus declares himself to be the true vine, telling us we need to abide in him.
We cultivate the fruit of the Spirit through daily individual decisions in which we reject the flesh and yield to the Holy Spirit. These decisions add up over time and put us on a trajectory to more productive Christian living. We are beginning to “walk by the Spirit”. A “walk” implies both direction and empowerment; The Holy Spirit gives the believer both of these.