Lesson No. 554
Galatians Chapter 5
"But the Fruit of the Spirit is...."

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Living in the freedom of Christ
1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. 2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. 3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. 4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace. 5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. 6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love. 7  Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? 8  This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. 9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. 10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be. 11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased. 12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you. 13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. Living by the Holy Spirit’s power 16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Lesson No.  554                    “But the Fruit of the Spirit is...."

 Galatians Chapter 5                                                    02/21/2021

1)      Liberty of Christ, freedom, entangled in the yoke of bondage??  What is Paul talking about in verse 1?

2)      What the heck does Paul mean in verse 2?  Does Christ abandon the Jews under the law?  See verse 3-4.

3)       In verse 5 what brings salvation?  Does circumcision or no circumcision produce 'righteousness' or salvation?  (Who does?)

4)      The backsliding Christian goes through verses 7 to 10 when sinning becomes habit or acceptable (not just one time).  What did Jesus say about the Pharisees and how they affected the Jewish nation?

5)      Explain to me verses 11-12!

6)      Let's look closely at verses 13-15.  Where does this apply in our lives?  How about in all relationships!  What exactly is this liberty Paul talks about?

7)      Paul affirms the spiritual battle we are all in (verses 16-18) of which we will have here on earth.  So how do we defeat the flesh?

8)      Are there no ‘good works’ of the flesh?  See verses 19-21.  And, if I do any of these things do I go to hell?  Verse 21 sounds like that!

9)      Let's look at the fruit of the spirit in verses 22-23 in contrast to the 'works' of the flesh.  How can we do and be all that?

10)  Paul says those of us in Christ have 'crucified the flesh with affections and lusts'?  (verses 24-26)  Has Paul done this?  (check out Romans 7: 14-25)  This is the Christian struggle.  Can we overcome sin?  Can we try?

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