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The Seeds that Grow Love Galatians 5-6
I. The contrast
Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the L ORD shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
John 15:5 for without Me you can do nothing
C. Life in the Spirit
Galatians Contrast Lawvs.Liberty
Works Righteousness vs. Righteousness by Faith
Galatians Contrast Fleshvs.Spirit
Flesh Giving in to Desires Legalism
Flesh Giving in to Desires Self Righteousness
Flesh Giving in to Desires Works Righteousness
Galatians 3:2-3 This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?
Galatians 5:3-4 And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law. You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.
Galatians 5:13-14 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself
II. The warning
Galatians 5:16-17 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.
Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
My flesh issues… adultery murder sorcery idolatry envy outburst of anger selfishness unresolved conflict
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
Romans 5:5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
III. The investment
A. The principle
Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
B. Sowing to the flesh
Galatians 6:8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption
C. Sowing to the Spirit
Galatians 6:8-10 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.