Probably the most memorable verses in Galatians are those list the “fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22-23). The fruit grows from planted seeds. Every Leader should embrace this marvelous list of inward qualities. There are different leadership styles but only the style that aligns with the style of Jesus which manifests through the fruit of the spirit matters. In this post, I give you the opportunity to evaluate your leadership style against the fruit of the Spirit.
Jesus used the parable of the vine and vineyard, a common feature of Palestinian life that would have been familiar to the disciples in order to teach them the importance of the believer’s relationship with Christ. In it, he likened himself to the vine, his disciples to branches, and God the Father to the Gardener that maintains the entire vineyard. Let’s read from John 15:1-8.