Cornerstone

"God has given us His Spirit so that we experience the fullness of life as He intended. He simply calls us to Walk by the Spirit! But, what does this look like? What does this feel like? How does what one practically walk with the Spirit?"
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Supernatural! Exciting! Joyful! For many believers, these words do not describe their walk with Jesus. However, God has given us His Spirit so that we experience the fullness of life as He intended. He simply calls us to Walk by the Spirit! But, what does this look like? What does this feel like? How does what one practically walk with the Spirit? Paul writes to the Galatians to liberate them from the bondage of religiosity and reckless living through the power of walking in the Spirit!

Application Questions

1. Unlike most of Paul’s letters that begin with a prayer or encouraging words, Paul expressed his astonishment of how the Galatians have walked away from Christ (Galatians 1:6-9). He then goes so far to call them foolish for their misunderstanding of the Gospel (Galatians 3:1-3). What did the Galatians forget about the Gospel?

2. When we are not walking in the Spirit, we veer into the bondage of religious living (legalism) or reckless living (licentiousness). What characterizes a religious life (Galatians 5:1-6, 18)? What characterizes a reckless life (5:13, 19-21)?

3. We are called to walk by the Spirit (Galatians 5:16), be led by the Spirit (5:18) and keep in step with the Spirit (5:25). How does the reality of the Gospel enable us to be controlled by the Spirit (5:16, 24)?

Matt Moore

Matt Moore is the pastor at Cornerstone South Los Angeles.

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