Series: Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Holiness (3 of 5) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 5 and 6 of a 10 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 5: Holiness and the Control of the Spirit
Series: Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Holiness
Stuart Briscoe
Galatians 5:13-26

There are many hindrances to a holy lifestyle but God has made adequate provision for the believer, not least in the gift of the Holy Spirit.

I. Believers Experience Spiritual Confusion.

A. The problem of legalism. 5:1
1. Taking spirituality seriously.

2. Majoring on rules and regulations to be observed.

B. The problem of license. 5:13
1. Taking spirituality lightly.

2. Majoring on freedom and fun to be enjoyed.

II. Believers Recognize Spiritual Conflict.

A. The presence of the sinful nature. (Gk. "Sarx")
1. "Sarx" has a preference for self effort. 2:16

2. "Sarx" has a preference for self indulgence. 5:13
a. In sexuality. v. 19

b. In religion. v. 20a


Part 6: Holiness and the Consecration of Life
Series: Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Holiness
Stuart Briscoe
Romans 12:1-2

"Holiness," as we have seen, means, among other things, "separation." This has led some Christians to interpret it as "isolation." Accordingly, at one extreme, people regard holiness as withdrawal from life, and at the other, people find holiness so unattractive that they avoid it. Both are wrong.

I. The Personal Requests.

A. "Offer yourselves." v. 1
1. "Yourselves"-lit. "your bodies."
a. Instruments of wickedness. 6:13

b. Instruments of righteousness-holiness. 6:19

2. "Offer." v. 1
a. Initial commitment.

b. Continual application.

3. "Living sacrifices."
a. Sacrifice-laying down of life.

b. Living-in everyday situations.

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