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Led by the Spirit (Galatians 5:13-18)

Dennis R. Wiles, August 24, 2014
Part of the PLANTED...In Fertile Ground series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Dennis R. Wiles
FBC Arlington
August 24, 2014

PLANTED
. . . In Fertile Ground
August 2014
Led by the Spirit
Galatians 5:13-18

How valuable is freedom?

In Christ, we have truly been set free!

Text: Galatians 5:13-18

We have not been set free by Christ so that we might serve our own interests.

Freedom in Christ leads to a Christ-like love for each other.

In Christ, we are to be led by the Spirit. We can trust the Spirit of God!

The Spirit of God enables us to overcome our selfish, sinful tendencies.

The Spirit of God delivers us from meaningless, wasted lives.

Galatians 5:13-18

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. (ESV)