- Sermon Notes
Walk in the Spirit
I. The Dynamic of Living by the Spirit’s Power
A. By being filled (Ephesians 5:18)
B. By being empowered (Acts 1:8)
C. By not giving into the sin nature.
1. The sin nature and the Spirit are in conflict always (2 wolves)
2. The sin nature may win some, what then? (1 John 1:8-9)
3. We are still led by the Spirit (Galatians 5:18)
II. The Awareness of the Deeds of the Flesh
A. They are obvious.
B. They are awful.
C. They are judged (Galatians 5:24-25)
D. They who do such things continually are in trouble (2 brothers)
III. The Description of the Fruit of the Spirit
A. Love (Galatians 5:13-14)
B. Joy – choose it and bring it
C. Peace (Romans 8:6)
E. Gentleness (teachable and considerate)
F. Self-control (ability to say no)
IV. Application for Walking in the Spirit
A. Say God is able!
B. Command evil to leave (Our God Reigns Here)
C. Breathe in the Holy Spirit
D. Claim the freedom God has given you! (John 8:32)
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. 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. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.