Pastor Dave Martin, Cross Creek Community Church, July 7, 2019

“Abundant Life”

The FRUIT, part 3 of 5

 

John 10:10b  “… I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” nkjv

 

 

  1. _________________ stand firm in Christ!

Galatians 5:1, 13  It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery… 13  You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.

 

  1. _________________ engage the conflict…

Galatians 5:16-18 16  So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. 17  For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. 18  But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.

 

  • _______________ the old sinful nature.

Galatians 5:19-21, 24 19  The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20  idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21  and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God24  Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.

 

  • _______________ the presence of God.

Galatians 5:22-26 22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23  gentleness and self-control. Against  such things there is no law. 24  Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. 25  Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26  Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

 

LIVE OUT your abundant life for Christ!