Sermons

Summary: Christ came so that we might receive the full rights of Sons. One of those rights is to live by the Spirit

  Study Tools

Text: Galatians 5:16-26

Title: Christmas gifts –The right to live by the Spirit

Introduction

Christ came at Christmas for two reasons (Gal 4:4)

1.To redeem us

2.To reward us with the full rights as sons

Last week we looked at one of those rights –the right to worship God

1.We have the right to worship God through faith in Christ Jesus

2.We have a lot to worship God for

3.We are given the Holy Spirit to help us worship

4.Worship is about God and not us

Today we want to look at another Christmas Gift; - the right to live by the Spirit

As we get older where we want to live changes

As an Infant – we want to live by a playground

As a child – we want to live by a McDonalds

As a teenager – we want to live by a beach

As an adult we want to live by a Wal-Mart

One of the Christmas gifts- to live by the Spirit

There are three groups of people mentioned in our passage

1.There are those who live by the Spirit

2.There are those who live by the sinful nature

3.There are those who live by both the Spirit and the sinful Nature

What kind of Christmas do those who live by the Spirit have?

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (v22-23)

What kind of Christmas do those who live by the Sinful nature have?

“The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery, idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 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.” (v19-21)

What kind of Christmas do those who live by the Spirit and the sinful nature have?

“For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.” (v17)

What kind of life do those who live by the Spirit have?

What kind of life do those who live by the sinful nature have?

What kind of life do those who live by the Spirit and the sinful nature have?

•Those who live by the Spirit end up victorious

,,,against such things there is no law…(v23)

•Those who live by the sinful nature end up condemned

“I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.” (v21)

•Those who live by both the Spirit and the Sinful nature end up discouraged and defeated.

“you do not do what you want…” (v17)

No one wants to live condemned and no one wants to live defeated or discouraged

Two possible solutions

1.Live according to the Law

•There is a sin nature that lives inside me that does not want to obey the law

•At best we pick and choose which laws we will obey

•The end result is that we all end up condemned, defeated or discouraged

2.Live according to the Spirit

“So I say, “live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.” (v16)

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


Browse All Media

Related Media


Dry Bones
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Genuine Revival
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Reigniting Passion
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Talk about it...

Nobody has commented yet. Be the first!

Join the discussion