Series: The Fruit Of The Spirit (5 of 5) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 9 and 10 of a 10 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.

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Part 9: Self-Control
Series: The Fruit Of The Spirit
Stuart Briscoe
Galatians 5:22-23

Katherine Lee Bates, in her hymn America the Beautiful, wrote: "America, America, God mend thine every flaw. Confirm thy soul in self-control, thy liberty in law." These sentiments take on special significance in light of the Biblical teaching on the fruit of the Spirit and also the condition of contemporary society. 2 Timothy 3:1-3

I. What Do We Mean by Self-Control?

A. Self-control - a result of "faith in Christ Jesus." Acts 24:24-26
1. Self-control as it relates to righteousness.
a. The relationship of righteousness to God.
b. The relationship of self to God.
c. The relationship of self to unrighteousness.

2. Self-control as it relates to judgment.
a. The relationship of judgment to God.
b. The relationship of unrighteousness to judgment.
c. The relationship of Christ to forgiveness.

3. Self-control as it relates to Christ.
a. The lack of it produces sin.
b. The presence of sin necessitated salvation.
c. The experience of salvation leads to freedom from sin.

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Part 10: Producing the Harvest
Series: The Fruit Of The Spirit
Stuart Briscoe
Galatians 5:13-26

Having spent considerable time examining the characteristics of the fruit of the Spirit we come now to a consideration of the conditions necessary to produce the crop. 1 Corinthians 3:6

I. The Conditions Relating to Climate.

A. We belong to Christ. 5:24
1. Given to Him by the Father. John 17:24
2. Bought by Him with His blood. 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20
3. Committed to Him as Lord. Romans 10:9

B. We have crucified the flesh. 5:24
1. What do we mean by the flesh?
a. Flesh means physical substance.
b. Physical substance suggests mortality.
c. Morality leads to humanness, which is fallen.
d. Fallenness suggests sinfulness and inadequacy.

2. What do we mean by crucified?
a. The Christ we love is a crucified Christ.
b. Our sin necessitated His cross.
c. We adopt His attitude to sinfulness.
d. We therefore have decided "death to sin."

C. We live by the Spirit. 5:25
1. The Spirit is the means of our living anew.
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