Lincoln Avenue - Church of Christ
For I am not ashamed of the gospel... -Romans 1:16
PHONE:  (951) 683-3110 DIRECT:  William T. Milligan, Minister/Elder
7267 Lincoln Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504

Walk In The Spirit

 

Gal. 5:25 - "If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit."

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction:

The spirit refers to the renewed nature of man, renewed through Christ, first through baptism by the putting to death of the old man (Romans 6:4) and then by the renewing of the mind (Romans 12:2; Titus 3:5, 6).  Only by the continued purposing to follow the spiritual rather than the fleshly desires can we live with God and be one with the Father (1 Corinthians 6:17). 

Without Christ, man is carnally minded.

A.   Works of the flesh - Galatians 5:19-21. 

B.   Sensual, "having not the spirit" - Jude 19.

C.   "To be carnally minded is death" - Romans 8:6

D.   Not "spiritually discerned" - 1 Corinthians 2:13, 14. 

E.   Old man corrupt - Ephesians 4:22, 23.

F.   Spirit of antichrist - 1 John 4:3.

God dwells in one who possesses the spirit of Christ.

A.   Spirit is life - Romans 8:10.

B.   Temple of God - 1 Corinthians 3:16.

C.   Spirit of truth - John 14:17; 1 John 4:6

D.   Lust of flesh contrary to spirit - Galatians 5:16-18.

Possession of the spirit.

A.   Comes through obedience - Romans 6:4-7; 1 Corinthians 12:13.

B.   Promised through faith - Galatians 3:14.

C.   Makes one a son of God - Romans 8:14; Galatians 3:26.

D.   Unites the body of Christ - 1 Corinthians 12:12, 13, 19, 20, 27; Ephesians 4:4.

E.   Unites one with God's spirit - 1 Corinthians 6:17; Romans 8:4-11.

Christ is the source of the Christians' spirituality.

A.   Flesh crucified if in Christ - Galatians 5:24 

B.   Not under the law - Galatians 5:18; John 4:22-24; Romans 8:2.

C.   Confession of Christ makes one's spirit of God - 1 John 4:2.

D.   Faith in Christ saves - Ephesians 2:1-8; Romans 8:1.

E.   Indwelling of Christ brings fullness of God - Ephesians 3:16-19.

F.   Hope of eternal life - Romans 8:11, 13.

G.   Righteousness through Christ accomplished - Ephesians 5:9; Galatians 5:22, 23.

H.   Example of Timothy as one with Christ's spirit - 1 Timothy 4:12.

I.   Unity of spirit among the church makes for the "bond of peace" - Ephesians 4:2; John 17:20;       Romans 15:5, 6.

God's spirit is provided through His word.

A.   Is sword of spirit - Ephesians 6:17.

B.   Supplied through prayer - Philippians 1:19.

C.   Strengthened by faith in Jesus, "rooted and grounded" - Ephesians 3:16, 17.

Admonitions.

A.   "Let us walk...in the Spirit" - Galatians 5:25. 

B.   "Keep the unity of the spirit" - Ephesians 4:3. 

 

Lincoln Avenue - Church of Christ
Ph: (951) 683-3110
7267 Lincoln Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504 US
www.lincolnavechurchofchrist.com
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