Tag: GNFN

Fruit of the Spirit: Love

The Apostle Paul, having established his great concern regarding the Galatian Christians turning to the rites of the Law, then desired to encourage them to avoid sin and accomplish righteousness. He did so by condemningContinue reading

Racism and Prejudice

Here in the early twenty-first century Western culture continues to grapple with its legacy of white supremacy. For generations people of European ancestry assumed and presumed superiority over the rest of the world: they believedContinue reading

Works of the Flesh: Carousing

The Apostle Paul reminded the Galatian Christians regarding the conflict between the desires of the flesh and the ways of God in the Spirit, and exhorted the Galatian Christians to manifest the fruit of theContinue reading

Works of the Flesh: Drunkenness

The Apostle Paul understood the conflict between the desires of the flesh and the ways of God in the Spirit, and exhorted the Galatian Christians to manifest the fruit of the Spirit and resist theContinue reading

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