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The Flesh and The Spirit. Children of God Do the Father’s will, Gal. 3:26-29Do the Father’s will, Gal. 3:26-29 Not to have values & fulfill lusts of the.

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1 The Flesh and The Spirit

2 Children of God Do the Father’s will, Gal. 3:26-29Do the Father’s will, Gal. 3:26-29 Not to have values & fulfill lusts of the world, Rom. 6:1-2, 12-15Not to have values & fulfill lusts of the world, Rom. 6:1-2, Put on Christ & make no provision for the flesh, Rom. 13:14; 1 Pet. 4: 1-2Put on Christ & make no provision for the flesh, Rom. 13:14; 1 Pet. 4: 1-2 Yield to the control of the Spirit of God in our lives, Gal. 5:16, 18, 25Yield to the control of the Spirit of God in our lives, Gal. 5:16, 18, 25 2

3 “For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another…” (Galatians 5:17) The Conflict 3

4 A Battle for the Soul Gal. 5:16-18; Rom. 8:5-11 THE FLESH Carnality, 1Cor.3:3Carnality, 1Cor.3:3 Anti-spiritual, Rom. 8:7Anti-spiritual, Rom. 8:7 Can’t please God, Rom. 8:8Can’t please God, Rom. 8:8 Produces death, Rom. 8:6Produces death, Rom. 8:6 THE SPIRIT Fellowship with God, Rom. 8:9-11Fellowship with God, Rom. 8:9-11 Mind set on the gospel, Rom. 8:5Mind set on the gospel, Rom. 8:5 Lives acc. to Spirit, Rom. 8:1, 4-5, 7Lives acc. to Spirit, Rom. 8:1, 4-5, 7 Life & peace, Rom. 8:6Life & peace, Rom. 8:6 4

5 The Works of the Flesh Galatians 5:19-21 Well-known (1 Jno. 2:15-16)Well-known (1 Jno. 2:15-16) –Sensuality, unlawful spiritual things, discord, excesses & the like Those who practice them are lostThose who practice them are lost Must crucify the flesh, Gal. 5:24 (2:20; Col. 3:5)Must crucify the flesh, Gal. 5:24 (2:20; Col. 3:5) 5

6 Led by the Spirit Galatians 5:16, 18, 25 Not by: Force; Direct operation; Inward feelings; Confident assurancesNot by: Force; Direct operation; Inward feelings; Confident assurances By the word the Spirit revealed:By the word the Spirit revealed: –Live in the gospel, Gal. 5:25; 1:6-7, 8-9 –Through hearing of faith, Gal. 3:2 –Spirit-given truth, Jno. 16:8-13 –Filled with the Spirit…the word, Eph. 5:18; Col. 3:16 –By obeying the truth, Gal. 5:7 6

7 The Fruit of the Spirit Galatians 5:22-23 Produced by gospel livingProduced by gospel living –“The harvest or outcropping of the Spirit” –Visible expression of a heart & life that is under the influence of the gospel (Matt. 7:16) Comprehensive (every part of life)Comprehensive (every part of life) –Heart (Rom. 5:5); thought (2 Cor. 10: 5); word & deed (Col. 3:16-17) 7

8 New Creatures in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17) Formerly lived in fleshly lusts, Eph. 2:3Formerly lived in fleshly lusts, Eph. 2:3 Now sit in heavenly places in Christ, Eph. 2:6; 4:24Now sit in heavenly places in Christ, Eph. 2:6; 4:24 Cannot serve two masters, Matt. 6:24Cannot serve two masters, Matt. 6:24 –New attitudes, values, words, lifestyle The Flesh? or The Spirit? 8


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