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Walking in the Spirit: What Does it Mean
Paul instructs the believers in Galatians 5:16 to "walk by the Spirit." Sure. Not as easy as it seems. How can I tell whether my acts are inspired by the Spirit or not? When we are not even near to living by the Spirit, we are quite capable of persuading ourselves that we are. However, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things, there is no law. These characteristics distinguish the life led by the Spirit from the life of the sinful nature (Galatians 5:22-23).
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Galatians 5:16 ESV - But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

What does it mean to “Walk in the Spirit”
As Believers, we have the “indwelling of the spirit”
Jesus does NOT live in your heart
Jesus promised us the gift of the Comforter
Jesus told us all about the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit comes from God
The Holy Spirit convicts the WORLD of sin
The Holy Spirit guides the believer into ALL TRUTH

The Holy Spirit always Glorify Christ
The Holy Spirit teaches you all things and causes you to remember and reflect on Christ

The Holy Spirit assists believers in prayer

The Spirit “intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God”

He also leads the believer into righteousness

He produces His fruit in those yielded to Him

Believers are to submit to the will of God and walk in the Spirit.

Believers are to submit to the will of God and walk in the Spirit.

The Pilgram's Progress

Pligrim’s Progess tells the story of Christian’s struggle to overcome various obstacles that hinder his passage from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City.
A “walk” in the Bible is often a metaphor for practical daily living. The Christian life is a journey, and we are to walk it—we are to make consistent forward progress.
The biblical norm for all believers is that they walk in the Spirit: “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit”
In other words, the Spirit gave us life in the new birth, and we must continue to live, day by day, in the Spirit.
To walk in the Spirit means that we yield to His control
a. Follow is His leading
b. Allow Him to exert His influence over us
c. To walk in the Spirit is the opposite of resisting Him or grieving Him
Galatians 5 examines the work of the Holy Spirit in the believer
The context is freedom from the Law of Moses
Those who walk in the Spirit “eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope” and are free from the Law
Those who walk in the Spirit “will not gratify the desires of the flesh”
Without the limitations of the Law, the Spirit generates godly attributes in us when He is in control.
Believers “have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires” (verse 24), and now we walk in the Spirit (verse 25)
The Spirit and the flesh, or our corrupted nature, are at odds with one another.
When the flesh is in charge, the results are obvious (verses 19–21).
Those who walk in the Spirit are united with Him and are the bearers of the fruit the Spirit produces.
a. Those who walk in the Spirit walk in love
b. They live in love for God and for their fellow man.
c. They walk in joy—they exhibit gladness in what God has done, is doing, and will do.
d. They walk in peace—their lives are not defined by worry or anxiety
e. They walk in patience—they are known for having a “long fuse” and do not lose their temper.
f. They walk in kindness—they show tender concern for the needs of others.
g. They walk in goodness—their actions reflect virtue and holiness.
h. They walk in faithfulness—they are steadfast in their trust of God and His Word.
i. They walk in gentleness—their lives are characterized by humility, grace, and thankfulness to God.
j. They walk in the Spirit walk in self-control—they display moderation, constraint, and the ability to say “no” to the flesh.
k. Those who walk in the Spirit rely on the Holy Spirit to guide them in thought, word, and deed.
l. They show forth daily, moment-by-moment holiness, just as Jesus did (see the Temptation of Christ)
To be filled with the Spirit, and some results of the Spirit’s filling are thankfulness, singing, and joy
To follow the Spirit’s lead. They “let the word of Christ dwell in [them] richly”
To yield to the Spirit as HE uses the Word of God to “for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness”
Your whole way of life is lived according to the rule of the gospel, as the Spirit moves them toward obedience.

I am saved, I am being saved, I will be saved

When we walk in the Spirit, we find that the sinful appetites of the flesh have no more dominion over us.

I AM saved, am BEING saved, and WILL BE saved.

He HAS saved us (regeneration)
He IS saving us (sanctification)
He WILL save us (glorification)

Northside Church

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2 Corinthians 9:7 KJV Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, [so let him give]; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. God's people have always been characterized by giving, but the way they've given has changed over time.  Giving is an important aspect of the Christian life. After all, Luke records that Jesus himself said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35).  At Northside, we want to encourage all members to pray about giving and give as God leads them.