Introduction: Moved by two opposing forces: the flesh or the Spirit
Paul is writing to believers who have been torn apart by a conflict brought on by a group who had come from Jerusalem, insisting that non-Jewish believers needed to become Jewish in order to be followers of Jesus.
Freedom happens by cultivating a relationship with the HOLY SPIRIT.
Moved by the Spirit
Decide: Who’s in charge?
Give the first fruits of your day to Jesus
Express a heart of gratitude for the goodness of God
Get to know the Spirit’s voice
Through the day, keep your listening ear on.
Decide: Serve myself or others (ch 5:13)
Christmas tree or a fruit tree
Works of the flesh
Fruit of the Spirit
Decide: Kill the flesh! (Ch 5:24)
The Spirit will stir you to Co-Crucifixion. (Gal 2:20)
Think about the experiences in your life (familiar streets) which trigger you mentally, emotionally, relationally.
Ask: Holy Spirit what do you wish to say to me about those places?