March 18, 2018: Galations 5:16-26 (Rich Merkouris)


Galatians 5:16-26

16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality,20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

  • 1:00 Have you asked for Help?
  • 4:40 Spiritual life necessitates health
  • 7:12 The Holy Spirit is necessary, present and available
  • 8:00 Jesus says it's better for us that he is not here and that the Holy Spirit is
  • 10:15 What is the Holy Spirit
    • Third member of the trinity
    • Is a being
    • The Holy Spirit is with us
    • Is necessary for us
  • 13:17 What is our responsibility then? Maybe we have misunderstood?
  • 14:26 God desires to produce within us spiritual growth
  • 15:38 If you have no conflict in your life about any conduct that's a big red flag that somehting isn't quite right.
  • 18:07 Spirtual growth isn't immediate, it is slow production. It is conflict.
  • 18:43 Spiritual growth is dependence and direction from the Holy Spirit
  • 19:53 We are dependint on the Holy Spirit for the fruit in our lives
  • 20:05 Walk after the Holy Spirit. We have responsibility to follow the Holy Spirit.
  • 22:33 How do I live by the Holy Spirit and have growth
    • Acknowledge the Holy Spirit's presence
    • Submit the foreign presence of the Holy Spirit
      • Example: Someone calls you an idiot.
  • 31:26 God is concerned is about how you do stuff
    • How are you working where you work?
    • How are you living where you live?
  • 31:54 God has given us the ability to be who we need to be by giving us the gift of the Holy Spirit