Plant Jesus roots that produce the Spirit’s fruits

Five Roots - Spiritual Growth Plan

Our mission at St. Peter and The CORE is to help people plant Jesus roots that produce the Spirit’s fruits.

What are Jesus roots?  Jesus is the only way to be connected to God and thus enjoy true life. They are habits that keep us connected to Jesus, Jesus’ Word, and Jesus’ will for our lives. These five habits or roots are: Gather, Group, Grow, Give, Go.

Why plant these roots? "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control" (Gal. 5:22-23). When we are rooted in Jesus, the Holy Spirit produces what our own white-knuckle willpower cannot. The Spirit helps us love one another, have peace with God, rejoice always in the Lord, practice self-control against temptation, and so much more. You want these fruits! That's why we plant Jesus roots.

The Spirit works. You can plant all five “Jesus roots” in a single week and still not see any radical changes in your life. But give God some time. The Holy Spirit uses the Word to produce something beautiful in us. Be patient. Wait for the Lord. Because his Word never comes back empty! The Spirit is producing something beautiful in you.

  Gather - Attend worship weekly.
        (View current sermon series: St. Peter | The CORE.)

  Group - Join a Life Group and/or Bible study
        (View current Life Group and Bible Study opportunities.)

  Grow - Pray and have devotions at home.

  Give - Volunteer and be generous for God's glory and the good of others. 

  Go - Invest in and invite those you know who don't go to church

The 5 roots are only powerful when they go from theory to practice. So for each of the 5 roots, write down your specific "next steps." Be specific. Put a time frame on your steps. Share your plan with someone you trust!

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