In Step With The Spirit

Galatians 5:15-26

By Pastor Chad A. Miller, June 19, 2022

REFLECTION: John 15:4-5

WORSHIP READING: Galatians 5:15-26

How can we overcome the desires of the flesh that threaten our walk with God and witness to others? By keeping in step with the Spirit - leaning into love for one another, dying to selfish ambition and coming alive to the Holy Spirit's leading in our lives. Keeping in step with the Spirit moves us forward as a Christian, as a church, as the body of Christ.

MEMORY VERSE for this coming week: Ezekiel 36:26

CLOSING CHARGE: Romans 15:13

This text is not the DEEPER LIFE or the HIGHER LIFE of the Christian - this is NORMAL CHRISTIAN LIVING.

1. ONE THE OTHER! Galatians 5:16-18

Psalm 37:4-5; Romans 8:11; John 16:13-15

2. OUR IS OBVIOUS! Galatians 5:19-21 (The Works of the Flesh)

  • SEXUAL Sins: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality

  • RELIGIOUS Sins: idolatry, sorcery

  • SOCIAL/RELATIONSHIP Sins: enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy

  • PERSONAL Sins of EXCESS/INDULGENCES: drunkenness, orgies

3. HIS IS OBVIOUS! Galatians 5:22-23 (The Fruit of the Spirit)

  • Love, Joy, Peace: Habits of the MIND which find their source in God.
  • Patience, Kindness, Goodness: Reach out to OTHERS
  • Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control: Guiding the general CONDUCT of the believer who is led by the Spirit

Galatians 5:24 = WE TO CHRIST!

4. ON GUARD: KEEPING IN STEP Galatians 5:25-26

How do we do this? We obey God's Word!

Meditate on Psalm 19:7-11