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Galatians 5 - NIV

Freedom in Christ

1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

2 Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all.

3 Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law.

4 You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.

5 For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope.

6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

7 You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth?

8 That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you.

9 “A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough.”

10 I am confident in the Lord that you will take no other view. The one who is throwing you into confusion, whoever that may be, will have to pay the penalty.

11 Brothers and sisters, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been abolished.

12 As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!

Life by the Spirit

13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh[a] ; rather, serve one another humbly in love.

14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[b]

15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.

16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever[c] you want.

18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;

20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions

21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.


Footnotes

a. Galatians 5:13 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit; also in verses 16, 17, 19 and 24; and in 6:8.
b. Galatians 5:14 Lev.?19:18
c. Galatians 5:17 Or you do not do what


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C. Philip Green avatar
Freedom's Fruit
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Feb, 2017
Summary: Defeat the flesh by depending on the Spirit: live by the Spirit and so conquer the desires of the flesh; be led by the Spirit and so conquer the deeds of the flesh; and walk with the Spirit and so enjoy the death of the flesh.
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Freedom's Service
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Jan, 2017
Summary: Through God's love serve one another, satisfy the law, and stop fighting.
Series: Freedom!
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Scripture: Galatians 5:13-15
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 35
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Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Jan, 2017
Summary: To establish that Paul was not the servant of men or of traditions; but the servant of Christ. This lesson deals with the pleasers of men who claim to be the servants of Christ. We will expose some traditions of the fathers in this lesson.
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The Love Connection
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Jan, 2017
Summary: Love, Faith, Service
Scripture: Galatians 5:6
Views: 127
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Freedom's Enemies
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Jan, 2017
Summary: Stay free from the law and the legalist!
Series: Freedom!
Scripture: Galatians 5:1-12
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 40
Gerald Roberts avatar
"Watch Night Service"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Dec, 2016
Summary: The message is sharing why we have watch night service.
Scripture: Galatians 5:1
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 78
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
Called to Freedom
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2016
Summary: If the Son shall make us free, we shall be free indeed.
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Self-control
Shared by: Steve Spaeth on Dec, 2016
Summary: Key to seizing Self Control is Grace
Scripture: Galatians 5:22-23
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 3
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Fruit That Is Never Out of Season: Gentleness
Shared by: Steve Spaeth on Dec, 2016
Summary: God wants us to gentle in spirit, it is not something we create
Scripture: Galatians 5:22-23
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 7
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Walking In the Spirit~ No Other Life
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Oct, 2016
Summary: The consistent way to overcome the sinful desires of our human nature the flesh, is to live step by step in the power of the Holy Spirit as He works through our spirit. Walking each moment faith by faith in God's word under the spirits control assures...
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Scripture: Galatians 5:16-18
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 232
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Spiritual Networth
Shared by: john roy on Oct, 2016
Summary: Are we material people trapped in spiritual bodies, or spiritual people trapped in material bodies? This sermon asserts that we need to be concerned about our spiritual net worth, because we are spiritual people.
Scripture: Galatians 5:22-23
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Shared by: Howard Strickland on Oct, 2016
Summary: As believer's follow the Lord provisions manifest into fruit. Many people touched by the hand of All-Mighty-God!
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Shared by: Tom Shepard on Sep, 2016
Summary: This is a sermon on self-control. It is one of the fruits of the Spirit. 1. Admit You Have A PROBLEM 2. Put The Past BEHIND You 3. Master Your EMOTIONS 4. Believe You Can CHANGE 5. Avoid TEMPTATION 6. Depend On Christ’s POWER
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Views: 597
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Shared by: Tom Shepard on Sep, 2016
Summary: Here is a sermon that I used at the end of a series on the Fruit of the Spirit. 1. Develop a Strong ROOT System 2. Eliminate The PROBLEMS 3. Prepare For PRUNING 4. Wait For The HARVEST
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Scripture: Galatians 5:22-23
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Shared by: Davon Huss on Sep, 2016
Summary: Let's talk about the Christian concept of peace, then the negative emotions of upset and how to deal with them (Material adapted from book by Robert Roberts called Spiritual Emotions, chapter on peace)
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Shared by: Tom Shepard on Sep, 2016
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Scripture: Galatians 5:22-23
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Shared by: Greg Burcham on Sep, 2016
Summary: This sermon explores the freedoms we have in Christ
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Developing Sticking Power
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Sep, 2016
Summary: The is a sermon on faithfulness from the series on the fruit of the Spirit. How to become faithful with: 1. Your PROMISES 2. Your RELATIONSHIPS 3. Your ABILITIES 4. Your TIME 5. Your GIVING
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Scripture: Galatians 5:22-23
Views: 594
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Shared by: Tom Shepard on Sep, 2016
Summary: This is a sermon about the fruit of Spirit - Goodness. 1. MASTER Your Bible 2. GUARD Your Mind 3. DEVELOP Convictions 4. DARE To Be Different 5. FELLOWSHIP With Other Believers
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Scripture: Galatians 5:22-23
Views: 1,744
Davon Huss avatar
Emotions and the Christian
Shared by: Davon Huss on Aug, 2016
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Scripture: Galatians 5:22-23
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Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Aug, 2016
Summary: WE DIED IN CHRIST, RESURRECTED IN CHRIST AND ALIVE IN CHRIST. IT IS ALL ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
Scripture: Galatians 5:24
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 174
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Shared by: Tom Shepard on Jul, 2016
Summary: This is the fifth sermon in this series on the fruit of the Spirit. It deals with Kindness. 1. Be SENSITIVE 2. Be SUPPORTIVE 3. Be SYMPATHETIC 4. Be STRAIGHTFORWARD 5. Be SPONTANEOUS
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Scripture: Galatians 5:22-23
Views: 936
Darian Catron avatar
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Shared by: Darian Catron on Jun, 2016
Summary: Psalm 33:12 says "Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD." Our blessings in this nation do not come from freedom alone, but from the God who provides and protects us. This is what our Founding Fathers knew and declared more than 200 years ago.
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Shared by: Tom Shepard on Jul, 2016
Summary: This is the fourth sermon in this series about the fruit of the Spirit. 1. Develop a New PERSPECTIVE 2. Acquire a Sense of HUMOR 3. Deepen Your LOVE 4. Depend on the LORD
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Galatians 5:22-23
Views: 1,245
Dean Courtier avatar
Sermon Outline - Spiritual Fruit and Gifts
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Jul, 2016
Summary: God will and does use your character (spiritual fruit) even when you serve God where you are not gifted. God will and does use your spiritual gift, even when you lack character.
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Scripture: Galatians 5:22-23
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 178
Christopher Benfield avatar
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Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Jul, 2016
Summary: As Americans we enjoy specific liberties associated with being a citizen of this great country. Believers also enjoy great liberty in Christ. Such liberty requires restraint and comes with great responsibility.
Scripture: Galatians 5:13-18
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Views: 303
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Shared by: Tom Shepard on Jun, 2016
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Shared by: Tom Shepard on May, 2016
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