The Spiritual Life in Detail
As Galatians closes, from the sweeping overview of the Christian life we saw in Galatians 5:13-26, Galatians 6 presses that vision down into the details. What does true spirituality look like down in the details? Doing good to everyone, especially to those of the household of faith.
The Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control
As we wrap up our series on the fruit of the Spirit, we come to one that is commonly desired but rarely attained: self-control.
The Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness
If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of someone else’s harshness, you know it doesn’t feel good. Yet we find ourselves feeling harsh toward others. As we continue our study of the fruit of the Spirit, though, we find that gentleness is a fruit of the Spirit.
The Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness
As we continue our study of the fruit of the Spirit, we come to what is likely the least popular today: faithfulness, the quality of being trustworthy and reliable, making and following through on commitments.
The Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness & Goodness
In the Christmas season, we’re often excited to give gifts, but we’re also excited to receive gifts. We know generosity is good, but we often consume not only gifts, but other people. It is good news, then, that Spirit works in us kindness and goodness.
The Fruit of the Spirit: Patience
The fourth fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22 is patience. It is what enables the first three fruits of the Spirit (and really all of them) to continue, and even sometimes grow, during hardship.
The Fruit of the Spirit: Peace
When is it ok to take a deep breath and have peace? The Holy Spirit produces a peace that enables us to do that in any situation.
The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy
Is it ok to be happy? What’s an appropriate source of happiness? Is happiness different from joy? These are some of the questions we consider in this sermon as we look at the second fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22: joy.
The Fruit of the Spirit: Love
As we go through Galatians, we are zooming in on Galatians 5:22-23, a list called the fruit of the Spirit. This sermon looks at the first item on the list, the fruit of the Spirit: Love.
How to Use Freedom
Throughout the book of Galatians, we hear the good news that Christ has set us free, and the exhortation to not return again to a yoke of slavery (Gal 5:1). But what should we then do with our freedom? That’s the question this text answers.
Two Ways to Live
Though we may believe we are justified by faith, sometimes we still want to live by the law. In this passage, Paul helps us see why if we really understand the law, we won’t want to live under it.