The Flesh vs. The Spirit

Posted on 07/14/19 by Mark Driscoll in Sizzlin' Summer 2019

In this message, Pastor Mark Driscoll from The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, AZ shares a truth-packed sermon titled, “The Flesh vs. The Spirit.” Join us as we study Galatians 5:16-26 and learn what the Bible teaches about walking in the Spirit and living a transformed life in Christ. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to give your life to the Lord and equip you to walk closely with Him!

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The Flesh vs. The Spirit

1st The unseen realm

2nd God Creates, Satan Counterfeits

3rd Heaven down or hell up

Rebellion and Religion Are Hell Up

Galatians 5:13-15 ESV
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. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.

Feed Your Deepest Desires

Galatians 5:16-18 ESV
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 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. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

Works of the Flesh

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV
Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, 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.

Fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5:22-26 ESV
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.