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?
Nicholas Seeberger has been the lead pastor of the Church on the Sound, which was founded in 1985. Originally from Albany, NY, he holds a Bachelors of Music Education from ORU, a Masters in Music from SUNY, Stony Brook as well as an MDiv from New York Theological Seminary.
Nicholas has been married to Joy since 1978. Their daughter Kirsten serves as a full-time director of Next Generation ministry at the church, which includes leading Kairos, the young adults, and overseeing the worship ministry. Nicholas enjoys cycling, swimming, hiking, and relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Long Island. He also appreciates doing life together with friends and family.