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Galatians 5:13-26 - Part 7 (Galatians 5:13-26)

Tim Douglass, March 31, 2019
Part of the Galatians series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

There is an old saying that you never want to ask God for patience because He will give you something to practice it on. My experience would lead me to believe that, but if we want to be serious about it patience - or long-suffering - is the first in this list of the fruit of the spirit that is more about behavior than about attitude. The Holy Spirit not only works on how we thing and feel, but also changes the way that we act. This next group of things - longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control - are all as much or more about what we do as about what we think or feel. So let’s talk about how we can grow in patience.


About Tim Douglass: Tim is the pastor of Monitor Bible Church.
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Galatians 5:13-26

13For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. 14For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 15But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. 16This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulful the lust of the flesh. 17For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 18But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. 19Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. (KJV)

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