Living out the gospel in the Spirit (Part 2)

Sun, Jan 24, 2016
Duration:59 mins
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh . . . Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these . . . But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:16-23 ESV) If you are honest, we often wonder if people can change. That’s because we question if WE can change. We work to modify what we say and what we do. Sometimes we even have some success at various levels. We might change what we say or what we eat or how much we exercise. But to change at a deep level, the level of our desires and emotions and loves seems impossible. In a real sense, you are correct. To change things at that level will take supernatural action. Last week we waded into this passage that reveals every believers internal struggle. If you missed it, I want to encourage you to take some time before Sunday and listen to it. Also, take some time to read through Galatians 5-6 to gain a greater context. Hopefully it will provide some ideas and encouragement that God can work in you to accomplish this deep change. Join us as we talk about it. If you want to dive even deeper, check out the discussion questions and consider working through them with a Community Group.
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