Rooted in Christ
Patience belongs to the well-being of relationships, providing an elasticity instead of a brittleness that easily breaks.

Peace of God

November 13, 2020
At the heart of worry is idolatry.

Peace with God

November 6, 2020
Peace with God is not a brokered peace. It is a bestowed peace.
Joy is not simply a condition; it is a command.

The Froth of Joy

October 23, 2020
Taking hold of joy

Love is...

October 16, 2020
Love is a birthmark of the believer and a trademark of the Christian in relating to God and neighbor.
In the curriculum of Christian discipleship love belongs to the rudiments of elementary school and to the coursework of graduate study.
Why "fruit" of the Spirit but "works" of the flesh?
How does God accomplish taking away and pruning?
We rest in Christ through relying on the Spirit.

Tending the Vine

September 11, 2020
Our Lord explains that the Father tends the vine in two ways (John 15:2). He “takes away” and He “prunes.”

Abiding in Christ

September 4, 2020
The essential skill of discipleship is learning to abide in Christ.
Those who have union with Christ will exhibit the fullness of His character.
Jesus emphasizes three characteristics of the fruit associated with life in Him.
We can only ripen on the Vine. We cannot grow and bear fruit apart from all it means to abide in Jesus Christ.