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Unity and Discipline

David McBride
David McBrideLeadership Team

Cultivating a sound mind, self-discipline, and a connection with Christ allows us to bear fruit and live out the way of Jesus.

John 15:5 reminds us of our dependence on Christ. Just like branches rely on the vine for life and fruit, we need Christ for spiritual growth. So how do we connect with him?

The Apostle Paul offers two keys in 2 Timothy 1:7. A sound mind” allows us to discern God’s will and make wise choices. Spirit of self-discipline” isn’t about harsh restrictions, but the inner strength to choose what aligns with our faith. Together, these qualities, exercised alongside our connection with Christ, guide our daily choices and allow us to bear fruit — influencing others and living out Jesus’ teachings.

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