Galatians: Gospels in Conflict, The Fruit of the Spirit part 12c

The Fruit of the Spirit Galatians 5:22-26 One of the first things that we should note as we compare the fruit of the Spirit and the works of the flesh is that fruit is singular while works is plural. Paul uses singular fruit rather than plural because the latter would suggest a number of variegatedContinue reading “Galatians: Gospels in Conflict, The Fruit of the Spirit part 12c”

Galatians: Gospels in Conflict, The Works of the Flesh part 12b

The Works of the Flesh Galatians 5:19-21 While Paul’s focus in Galatians 5:16-18 is on the necessity of the Holy Spirit for victorious Christian living, in verses 19-21 his emphasis shifts to the works of the flesh. We saw in our discussion of verses 1-15 that in the context of Galatians we must define fleshContinue reading “Galatians: Gospels in Conflict, The Works of the Flesh part 12b”

Galatians: Gospels in Conflict, Two Ways of Living, part 12a

Two Ways of Living Galatians 5:16-26 “But I say, walk by the Spirit and do 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.” Galatians 5:16, 17 Paul in GalatiansContinue reading “Galatians: Gospels in Conflict, Two Ways of Living, part 12a”