Part 1: What is life by the Spirit?
RICH BANKERS WHO ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE FUTURE!
GAMBLERS WHO CAN’T STOP
WE HAVE BEEN SET FREE FOR FREEDOM, BUT THAT MEANS THE ABILITY TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT
Jesus came to baptise us with the Spirit and with fire.
Everything He did was empowered by the Holy Spirit in obedience to the voice of the Father.
We too are called to follow His example and live exactly as He did – filled with the Holy Spirit and with His gifts and power to bring His Kingdom to the world and also to live a life controlled by the Spirit and not the flesh.
When we are born again, our spirits are made brand new and our flesh dies with Christ on the cross. The problem is keeping it dead!
1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.
16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the desires of the flesh are against 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. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 env
y, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.