Jul 03, 2022 |Of The Spirit


07.03.22 | Of The Spirit


Mark Brett

Galatians 5:16-18

As Christ-followers, we have been given a new identity that is from outside of ourselves. How then do we grow in self-control? Pastor Mark Brett concludes our series by reminding us that we are called to stumble together in community to love and live like Jesus. It is through others, the Word, and the work of the Holy Spirit that we are able to grow more and more like Jesus, embodying the fruit of the spirit in our lives.

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The law is not against such things.

Galatians 5:22-23

Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar. I am warning you about these things — as I warned you before — that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:19-21

A person who does not control his temper is like a city whose wall is broken down.

Proverbs 25:28

Patience is better than power, and controlling one’s emotions, than capturing a city.

Proverbs 16:23

As an overseer of God’s household, he must be blameless, not arrogant, not hot-tempered, not an excessive drinker, not a bully, not greedy for money, but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, righteous, holy, self-controlled

Titus 1:7-8

An overseer, therefore, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, self-controlled…

1 Timothy 3:2

Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life.

Proverbs 4:23

No temptation has come upon you except what is common to humanity. But God is faithful; he will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to bear it.

1 Corinthians 10:13

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. He is the Spirit of truth. The world is unable to receive him because it doesn’t see him or know him. But you do know him, because he remains with you and will be in you.

John 14:16-17

Therefore, I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.

2 Timothy 1:6-7

Don’t stifle the Spirit.

1 Thessalonians 5:19

And don’t grieve God’s Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 4:30

Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Guard the good deposit through the Holy Spirit who lives in us.

2 Timothy 1:13

Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 2:3

Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead

2 Timothy 2:8

Avoid irreverent and empty speech

2 Timothy 2:16

Flee from youthful passions

2 Timothy 2:22

For people will be lovers of self…boastful, proud, demeaning…slanderers, without self-control…without love. Avoid these people.

2 Timothy 3:2-5

I say, then, walk by the Spirit and you will certainly not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit desires what is against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you don’t do what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

Galatians 5:16-18

All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but one who hates correction is stupid.

Proverbs 12:1

Share an area you struggle with in self control.(to the degree you feel safe in this group)
What are ways we can guard our heart so we allow God’s Spirit to be more vibrant within us?
How is the war for your attention going? Who is winning- you or your distractions? (mobile device, likes, social media, etc.,)
Are you willing to be vulnerable enough for others to rebuke, correct and train you through God’s Word shared in community? What stops that from happening in your life?