Continual Battle

In addition to Satanic attacks, as long as you live, you will also have your own flesh with you, and its desire for self-gratification. Life will be a continual battle between the desire to do things your way…or Christ’s way.
Read Galatians 5:16-23.

Q What does Galatians 5:16-18 say about this warfare? _________________________________________________________


Choosing to listen to the Holy Spirit and follow his leading will always be the right choice!

Q According to Galatians 5:16-23, contrast the two different lives:

The Self-Controlled Life The Spirit-Controlled Life
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The “Filling” of the Holy Spirit

The Bible says: “So I advise you to live according to your new life in the Holy Spirit. Then you won’t be doing your sinful nature craves” (Galatians 5:16).

The word “filled” means to be directed and controlled. A basketball player voluntarily puts himself under the control of his coach. He does this so he can play his best…and win the game.

The player is not a robot. But he freely chooses to let his coach direct him, because he wants to play well…and win!

Q What does Ephesians 5:18 say? _________________________________________________________


A New Way to Think

God’s extreme plan for you is to mold you into the image of Christ. This life-long process is the work of the Holy Spirit…as you give Him control of your life (Romans 8:29).

The Holy Spirit will gradually conform us into the image of Christ as we submit ourselves to Him. Of course, we will never be totally like Christ until we are with Him in Heaven.

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