Loading...

Religion Is Dead - Week 14 - Flesh vs. Spirit

Religion Is Dead

Speaker: Tim Fraiser
Date: June 05, 2016

When Jesus died on the cross, religion died with him. As he rose from the dead, religion stayed in the grave. Jesus did not come to start a religion but to secure for us the grace necessary to be the end of religion. The church is not in the religion business; it is in the Gospel-proclaiming business. Religion gives us an unending list of rules that never quite seems possible to complete, but Jesus came to give us life and life to the fullest and freest. Perhaps our view of Christianity, Jesus, God, church and the Bible as a religion is not accurate. What does the Bible actually say about religion? It is dead! Join us as we journey through the book of Galatians.

Flesh vs Spirit

Galatians 5:16-18 ESV

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Works of the Flesh

Sexual immorality, impurity, & sensuality

Idolatry, sorcery

Enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions

Drunkenness, orgies, and things like these

Galatians 5:21 ESV

envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Fruit of the Spirit

Love
Joy
Peace
Patience
Faithfulness
Kindness
Goodness
Self-control

Galatians 5:24 ESV

And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

QUOTE- “True Christians do not succeed in completely destroying the flesh while here below, but they have fixed it to the Cross, and they are determined to keep it there till it expires.” - John Brown

Top