Abiding in Christ the True Vine
Our Spiritual emphasis this year is abiding in Christ and our key verse is John 15:16: “You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.” We are learning together the importance of spending quality time with Jesus in order to hear what He wants us to obey and believe.
As we walk in obedience and faith, He will cause us to bear much fruit for God’s glory. To be fruitful means that He is producing good works through us; this brings an abundant harvest of righteousness, joy and peace. By abiding faithfully, the fruit of the Spirit will be the evidence of His life in us, and we will replicate the life of Christ by making and shaping more disciples.