Galatians 5 - NIV
Freedom in Christ
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
Life by the Spirit
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.
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.
Sermons on Galatians 5
Contributed by Mayor Gerardo Balmori on Mar 10, 2018
Después de entregarte al Señor tu tendrás que tomar una decisión diaria, cada mañana al despertar y prepararte para comenzar tu día; esta decisión será: ¿Cómo he de vivir este día? ¿Viviré conforme a la carne o conforme al espíritu?
La Lucha entre la Carne y el Espíritu Gálatas 5:16-17 El Ejército de Salvación Mayor Gerardo Balmori Digo, pues: Andad en el Espíritu, y no satisfagáis los deseos de la carne. Porque el deseo de la carne es contra el Espíritu, y el del Espíritu es contra la carne; y éstos se oponen entre ...read more
Contributed by Rodney Johnson on Feb 18, 2018
Part five of this series focuses on our desires for other things as mentioned in Mark 4:18-19.
Satan’s Battle Tactics Part 5 Scriptures: Mark 4:18-19; Galatians 5:16-17; Romans 8:10-18 This is part five of my series on Satan’s ballet tactics. This morning we will examine how our desires for other things (fulfilling the lusts of our flesh) will choke the Word of God out of us. I shared ...read more
Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jan 1, 2018
The one who takes the Son has everything. The one who has the son has it all. But exactly what is included in the “All”?
Years ago, … there was a very wealthy man who, … with his devoted young son, … shared a passion … for collecting art. Together … they traveled around the world, … adding only the finest art treasures … to their collection. Priceless works … by Picasso, … Van Gogh, … Monet and many others… ...read more
Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Dec 15, 2017
We must yield to the direction and guidance of the Holy Spirit. Who abides within your very being. Yield to the Promise, Purity and Power that God has graciously given to his people. And when we do It is Sacred, It is Holy, It is Pentecost.
This is Pentecost Sunday…... and the liturgical color is red …. The color representing …...the presence of the Holy Spirit. “Pentecost” … designates … the 50th day … after Passover Pentecost is a Jewish Feast Day……. known as …the Feast of Weeks … or the … Feast of Harvest. It was on ...read more
Contributed by Doug Fannon on Nov 7, 2017
We are called by god to be free from sin and the ways of the world, not to be caught up in legalism or keeping score of good deed. what Christ did for us was to free us up to do His will.
Galatians 5:1–6 (NKJV) We’re talking about freedom today. The freedom we have in Christ. But many misunderstand that freedom. Galatians 5:1 (NKJV) Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. When I study a ...read more