Over the next nine weeks through Minno Church at Home, we’re digging into the fruit of a life connected to Jesus and led by our Helper, the Holy Spirit.
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23 NLT
These traits are called the “Fruit of the Spirit” because just as fruit grows from a healthy tree that is planted in good soil and watered regularly, these nine character traits grow in our hearts when we stay connected to Jesus and let His Spirit guide our lives. In John 15, Jesus tells us,
I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener . . . Remain in me, and I will remain in you . . . For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is [cut] from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. John 15:1,4 NLT
We understand that it’s hard to feel “connected” during this time of social distancing and staying safe-at-home. But no matter where we are, Jesus is there, ready to connect with us through prayer, Bible study, and worship. Minno is all about helping families stay connected to Jesus (did you know the name Minno comes from the Greek word for “abide” from John 15?!) which is why we created Church at Home, a free resource for kids and families to connect with God each Sunday.
We hope you’ll plan to join us for the next nine weeks as we study the fruit of a life-connected!
Download your Fruit of the Spirit Family Discussion Guide with a lesson for each week.