Gracepoint: Your Next Step – Galatians 5:25

By Rick Bayer, April 07, 2024

Gracepoint: Your Next Step - Galatians 5:25

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 NIV

Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:34-39 NIV

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25 NIV

Experience God

And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there. Matthew 14:23 NKJV

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Mark 1:35 NIV

But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. Luke 5:16 NIV

Engage our world

Do life together

Questions for Discipleship group and/or personal study:


  1. How would you audit yourself in terms of your UP life (experiencing God)? OUT life (engaging our world)? IN life (together)?
  2. What area are you strong in? Weak?

Go to the Source:

Read Matthew 28:16-20

  1. Why is doubt mixed with worship?
  2. Of the four actions in v. 19-20, which one is central? How are they connected?

Live it out:

Read Galatians 5:25

  1. What is your next step that Jesus is calling you to grow as a disciple-maker?