The Fruit of Fellowship
* have open, responsive hearts* have the Good Seed of Christ planted deeply within them* are being soaked and permeated by the living waters of the Holy Spirit* are being shaped, pruned, and strengthened by God, our gardener?
Before we name the fruits that grow when the Word and the Spirit fill a fellowship, we celebrate the fact that the very EXISTENCE of the fellowship is a fruit of the Spirit. This was true in Acts, and it is true for us today.Â Â Our little fellowship – the Church at Southpoint – is a fruit of the Spirit.Â The very fact that we ARE is a sign of the Spirit’s presence in us, and a sign that God has not forgotten this world. We were born out of the Spirit, and we continue to be woven together by a common Spirit around common Word. May the Spirit continue to give us a common devotion, a common awe, a common generosity, a common rhythm of life, and a common joy.
Thank you, Lord. Thank you for calling the Church at Southpoint into being. Thank you for the obedience and generosity of those who responded to your call in starting our church. Thank you for sustaining us through times of change and challenge. Thank you for the good fruit you will bear through us as we are receptive and obedient to the Word and Spirit.