Sermon Slide Deck: "Keeping in Step With the Spirit" (Galatians 5:16-25)


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If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.

This message was given on April 6, 2014 at New City Church in Calgary by Pastor John Ferguson. For more info

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Sermon Slide Deck: "Keeping in Step With the Spirit" (Galatians 5:16-25)

  1. 1. Keeping In Step with the Spirit ! ~ Galatians 5:16-25 ~
  2. 2. Peter Pan: The Boy Who Refused to Grow Up
  3. 3. “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” ~ The Apostle Peter in 2 Peter 3:18
  4. 4. How do we GROW spiritually? ?
  5. 5. “The Christian way is different: harder, and easier. Christ says, “Give me all! I don’t want so much of your time, so much of your talents and money, and so much of your work. I want you. I have not come to torment your natural self, but to kill it. No half measures are any good….
  6. 6. Hand over the whole natural self, all the desires you think innocent as well as the ones you think wicked—the whole outfit. I will give you a new self instead. In fact, I will give you myself. “ ~ CS Lewis Mere Christianity
  7. 7. Keeping in Step with the Spirit to Live the Kind of Life Jesus Died to Give Us
  8. 8. Keeping In Step with the Spirit ! ~ Galatians 5:16-25 ~
  9. 9. But I say, walk by the Spirit, and Galatians 5:16 you will not gratify the desires of the flesh….
  10. 10. “…who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” ~ The Apostle Paul in Romans 8:4
  11. 11. “…walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.” ~ The Apostle Paul in Colossians 1:10
  12. 12. For the desires of the flesh are Galatians 5:17 against the desires of the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do…
  13. 13. But if you are led by the Spirit, you Galatians 5:18 are not under the law….
  14. 14. “…just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” ~ The Apostle Paul in Romans 6:4
  15. 15. Now the works of the flesh are Galatians 5:19-21 evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunken- ness, orgies, and things like these.
  16. 16. I warn you, as I warned you before, Galatians 5:19-21 that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God….
  17. 17. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, Galatians 5:22-23 joy, peace, patience, kindness, good- ness, faithfulness, gentleness, self- control; against such things there is no law….
  18. 18. And those who belong to Christ Galatians 5:24 Jesus have crucified the flesh with with its passions and desires….
  19. 19. ~ The Apostle Paul in Romans 6:11 “Consider yourself dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.”
  20. 20. If we live by the Spirit, let us also Galatians 5:25 keep in step with the Spirit.
  21. 21. “Mortification”
  22. 22. “Mortification” & “Vivification”
  23. 23. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Main Idea
  24. 24. Root yourself deeply in the Gospel. 1
  25. 25. ~ The Apostle Paul in Colossians 2:6-7 “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”
  26. 26. “Spiritual growth is not about moving on from where we began—the gospel. It’s about growing deeper in the gospel. Or rather, getting the gospel deeper into us.”
  27. 27. “The gospel does not command us to do anything in order to obtain life, but bids us live by that which another has done; and the knowledge of its life-giving truth is not labour but rest— rest of soul—rest which is the root of all true labour…; ~ Horatius Bonar 1808-1889
  28. 28. “…for in receiving Christ we do not work in order to rest, but we rest in order to work. In believing, we cease to work for pardon, in order that we may work from it…; ~ Horatius Bonar 1808-1889
  29. 29. “…and what incentive to work, as well as joy in working, can be greater than an ascertained and realized forgiveness?” ~ Horatius Bonar 1808-1889
  30. 30. Cultivate the fruit of the Spirit 2 image: tribp
  31. 31. “Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.” ~ The Apostle Paul in 1 Timothy 6:11
  32. 32. “So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.” ~ The Apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 2:22
  33. 33. Bishop JC Ryle 1816-1900 When I speak of growth in grace I only mean increase in the degree, size, strength, vigor and power of the graces which the Holy Spirit plants in a believer’s heart….
  34. 34. Bishop JC Ryle 1816-1900 When I speak of a man growing in grace, I mean simply this—that his sense of sin is becoming deeper, his faith stronger, his hope brighter, his love more extensive, his spiritual- mindedness more marked.
  35. 35. Bishop JC Ryle 1816-1900 He feels more of the power of godliness in his own heart. He manifests more of it in his life. He is going on from strength to strength, from faith to faith, and from grace to grace.
  36. 36. tribp: flickr images courtesy of: other images: Ivan Kmit / 95631678