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Live by the Spirit!

Scriptures Referenced: (Romans 8:1-1:14, Galatians 5:17, Galatians 2:20)

Speaker: Tom Leonard, November 10, 2019

About Tom Leonard: Tom Leonard is the Senior Pastor at Island Alliance Church.

Scriptures Referenced

Romans 8:1-1:14


Galatians 5:17

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. (KJV)

Galatians 2:20

20I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (KJV)


Live by the Spirit!
Romans 8:1-14

Main Point:
As we live according to the Spirit we overcome sin, and have true life and peace.

He identifies what the flesh is – sin living in me 7:17 – v.25 my flesh is a slave to sin, but I am in the realm of the Spirit!

1. Got Spirit? If you have received Christ then His Spirit lives in you. You are in Christ, you’ve begun a relationship with Christ, and there is no condemnation for you!

Big question: Are you in union with Christ Jesus? (verse 9)

2. You’ve got the power! The same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is at work in us, giving life to us!

Verse 11 “…He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies.”!

Same thing in Galatians 5:16

3. Live in surrender! Cooperate more and more. As we surrender and live by His leading every day then we live in life and peace rather than death and destruction.

Galatians 2:20

Take away: I am going to live by His indwelling Spirit! It is an every day, moment by moment walk.