The Essential Role of the Holy Spirit - Motivating Power

Last Sunday, Kenny preached from Galatians 5:18 & 25:

"But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh... If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit."

We learned that walking by the Spirit means experiencing the Spirit's power to believe God's promises in the face of temptation. This is how Jesus modeled walking by the Spirit (Matt. 4:1-11).

Following our Savior's example, here are some verses (attached) that we can arm ourselves with in our fight to believe the gospel, beat up the presence of sin in our lives and be the people God has called us to be.

How to Start a Fight Club*

a. Choose a Partner - Fight Clubs are relationally driven, so pick a partner(s) you can trust. Fight Clubs usually involve 2-3 people. Establish an agreed-upon level of confidentiality. Make a commitment to share openly with each other. A lack of commitment simply will not lead to gospel growth. 

b. Choose a Text - Select a section of Scripture, a Bible study or a biblically-based book to work through together (e.g. Gospel-Centered Discipleship by Dodson). Using a resource will help get you on the same page, so you can fight sin with the truths of God’s word. Choose manageable portions to discuss each time you meet together. 

c. Choose a Time - One of the first things you should do is sync your calendars for a regular meeting time. If you don’t schedule your meetings, they won’t be regular and will likely fall off your radar. Meet once a week or every other week. Allow at least an hour. 

*The above is adapted from Gospel-Centered Discipleship by Jonathan Dodson, 143-144.

Jason Russell