Walk By the Spirit (Gal. 5:16-18)

Having preached and defended the gospel of grace – “the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe” (Rom. 3:22-26) – Paul has been laboring to articulate the life of freedom that God’s children may now experience. This new life that we have been called to is one characterized by, submitted to, and controlled by the Spirit. No longer are we to continue in the sin to which we have died (Rom. 6:1-4), rather we are to be led by the Holy Spirit into warfare against our sinful flesh. In this sermon, Pastor Leandre begins to explore the dynamics of walking by the Spirit, laying the foundation for the following verses of Galatians which outline the works of the flesh and the fruit of the Spirit.