Presentation on theme: "ARE YOU LED BY FEELING OR BY FAITH? 2 CORINTHIANS 5:7."— Presentation transcript:
ARE YOU LED BY FEELING OR BY FAITH? 2 CORINTHIANS 5:7
FLESH VS. SPIRIT Mark 14:38 the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak John 1:12-13 children of God born by the will of God through faith in His will expressed by His Son– not by blood or will of flesh or the will of man John 6:52 it is the spirit that gives life; the flesh profits nothing John 8:15 You judge according to the flesh John 7:24 Do not judge according to appearance
FLESH VS. SPIRIT Galatians 5:19-23 works of the flesh vs. fruit of the Spirit Sexual sins Idolatrous abominations Selfish attitudes Sins of excess 1 John 2:16 lust of the flesh, lust of the eye, the pride of life Fruit of the Spirit godly thinking and behavior Rom. 8:1-14
FLESH VS. SPIRIT Have a body; not to be guided by it 1 Cor. 6:12-20 Have sight; not to be guided by it 2 Cor. 5:7 Have feelings; not to be guided by them We must be led by Spirit thru the Word John 6:63 The words that I speak to you are spirit and they are life Walk by faith 2 Cor. 5:7 Faith comes by the word of God Rom. 10:17
CAN WE TRUST OUR FEELINGS? Genesis 37:18-35 Jacob’s feelings are very real, but they do not change reality Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. James 1:22-27 we can deceive ourselves Any impure motive will lead us astray 2 Thess. 2:9-12 IF We do not love the truth Love something else more We will be deceived
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