Gospel Of Grace - Part 9

Gospel Of Grace - Part 9
You Do What You Believe
Galatians 5:16-21

I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. John 14:6-7

Galatians

  • Chapters 1 & 2 – A narrative—personal 
  • Chapters 3 & 4 – A discussion—doctrinal
  • Chapters 5 & 6 – An exhortation—practical

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. Galatians 5:16-18

Vs 19 “Now the deeds (sinful acts) of the flesh are evident” while Vss 16-17 “the desire of the flesh (sinful nature) are hidden”

Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-21

Acts (Deeds) of the Old Sinful Nature

  • Sensuality —illicit sex—(immorality, impurity, sensuality)
  • Superstition —religious heresy—(idolatry, sorcery)
  • Temper —social conflict—(enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions)
  • Excesses —“drunkenness, carousing, and things like these”

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forevermore. Amen. Galatians 1:3-5

But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him. Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. I Corinthians 6:17-2