The Essentials

The Essentials
Following Jesus from the Inside Out

9-Week Series

October 4 — November 29
Galatians 5:22-23, NLT
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! 

For those who identify as Christians, “the fruit of the Spirit” is a well-known phrase from a much-loved passage of Scripture. Though it is so well known, its life-altering impact can be lost on many Christians. Tragically, the character of Christ can be obscured through the lives of Christians. Never is this myopia more of a reality than in an election season.

The fruit of the Spirit is the character of God, reflected in the lives of those who are united with Christ. It can’t be produced by an outward change of habit nor by a system of self-improvement, but is generated as God works to conform us to the image of His Son. 

This series culminates our 16-month meta-theme—Kingdom Come—preparing PCC to represent the character of Jesus in our tumultuous times.

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