Share a story or time in your life when you experienced freedom from something. Did you think about what you were Freed to?
Read Galatians 5:13-15.
What does Paul indicate that Christians are called to?
How do these verses indicate that Christian freedom should manifest itself?
How does Paul describe the opposite of loving one’s neighbor? What evidence does this give as to the nature of truly loving one’s neighbor?
Read Gal. 5:19-23
Which works of the flesh do you think is most common in our culture and why?
Which of the Fruit of the Spirit do you seem to struggle with?
If the fruit of the Spirit are generated by the Holy Spirit, what role, if any, do we play in the cultivation of these character traits?
Do we often feel that Christianity is a call to freedom or a burden? Why?
How do we allow freedom to become legalism?
How does freedom draw us to follow Christ?
How might you apply this weekends message to your life?