Tag: GNFN

Works of the Flesh: Envy

The Apostle Paul had spent much time warning the Galatian Christians regarding the dangers of falling away from grace in Christ through accepting a false gospel (Galatians 1:1-5:16); he now wanted to make sure theyContinue reading

Works of the Flesh: Sects

The Apostle Paul proved as concerned for the general conduct of the Christians in Galatia as he did the particular challenges of the “Judaizers”; he wanted them to avoid the “works of the flesh” andContinue reading

Works of the Flesh: Divisions

The Apostle Paul encouraged the Christians of Galatia to live according to the Spirit and crucify the flesh and its passions; in so doing Paul set forth contrasting feelings, behaviors, and character traits described asContinue reading

Works of the Flesh: Rivalries

In exhorting the Galatian Christians to live according to the Spirit and crucify the flesh and its passions, Paul provides helpful lists of feelings, behaviors, and character traits described as the “works of the flesh”Continue reading

Works of the Flesh: Wrath

By warning the Galatian Christians regarding the dangers of immoral thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and the importance of manifesting the character habits of godliness, the Apostle Paul has given us helpful, concise lists of theContinue reading

Works of the Flesh: Jealousy

The Apostle Paul had affirmed for the Galatian Christians the power of the Gospel of Jesus to save without recourse to observing the Law of Moses. Yet Paul’s concerns were never only about what theyContinue reading

Works of the Flesh: Strife

In order to encourage the Christians of Galatia Paul presented the contrast between the works of the flesh and the fruit of the Spirit, exhorting them to inculcate the fruit of the Spirit while avoidingContinue reading

Works of the Flesh: Enmities

The Apostle Paul desired for the Galatian Christians to glorify God in all they did. To this end he set forth for them the kinds of behaviors which incur condemnation and the character attributes whichContinue reading

Works of the Flesh: Sorcery

The Apostle Paul maintained great affection for the Christians within the churches of Galatia. He wanted to encourage them to glorify God in all they did, and to this end listed out the kinds ofContinue reading