Spiritual Achievers

Galatians 5:16-26

“Walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16

Every believer can learn to walk by the Spirit.

  1. The conflict (verses 16-17)
    • Between the flesh and the Spirit characterized by
      1. Pig – eats garbage
      1. Lamb will not touch it
    • We cannot simply will this conflict out of existence
  2. The conquest (verse 18)
    • The secret is surrender of our will to the Holy Spirit – means willingly led by the Spirit
    • This is opposite to walking in the flesh
  3. The crucifixion (verses 19-21)
    • The sins that destroy
      • Sensual sins (verses 19 & 21b)
      • Superstitious sins (verse 20a)
      • Social sins (verses 20b-21)
    • The person who practices these sins shall not inherit the Kingdom.
    • How to handle the old nature
      • The old nature must be crucified (verse 24)
        1. Christ not only died for me – removes penalty
        1. I died with Christ – breaks sin’s power

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