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 David Welch on Jul 21, 2018
Message 14 in our Colossians series exploring the need to deal with the flesh.
Chico Alliance Church “Dealing with Unruly Members” Continually pursue the eternal Continually contemplate the eternal Conclusively deal with our “members” on the earth “THEREFORE” In light of the realities mentioned above Paul calls for further action. Paul shifts from the teaching ...read more
Contributed by Dr. Abraham Obadare on Jul 10, 2018
The Holy Spirit is a helper in all ways
Often, we Christians associate the Holy Spirit with speaking in tongues, but beyond that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity(Father, Son and Holy Spirit) who was there at creation, moving over the face of the deep to bring about form (Gen. 1:1-2, 26-27). He works by empowering human ...read more
Contributed by Dean Courtier on Jul 9, 2018
A sermon on The Promises of God’s Compassion found in Psalm 145.
We continue in our series on hope found here and this month our focus is on the compassion of God. This morning I want us to consider together The Promises of God’s Compassion by looking at a Psalm where King David speaks of God’s goodness, greatness, compassion and grace, Psalm 145. In the ...read more
Contributed by David Welch on Jul 2, 2018
Fifth in a series of messages exploring what it means to live in the power of the Holy Spirit
“Life in the Spirit” Part Five I. Life in the Spirit Many Christians have little knowledge or experience with the Holy Spirit. Relationship with the unseen Spirit of God sent to reside in the core of our being appears all through the New Testament. That relationship is the key to fruitful ...read more
Contributed by David Nolte on Jul 1, 2018
Contrast Liberty and License and to show the parameters of liberty
Liberty Is not License Galatians 5:13-26 David P. Nolte An old song by Billy Joel says, quite stubbornly, “I don't need you to worry for me cause I'm alright. I don't want you to tell me it's time to come home. I don't care what you say anymore, this is my life. Go ahead with ...read more