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Keeping in Step with the Spirit, Part 2

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October 7, 2020 8:00 am

Keeping in Step with the Spirit, Part 2

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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October 7, 2020 8:00 am

The importance of living by the power of the Holy Spirit; four practical insights regarding keeping in step with the Spirit.

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Be justified before God. As a result of all the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

We gotta learn to keep in step with the Spirit hello and welcome to this Wednesday edition of Destin for victory wherever you are, how you may be listening with her online on radio or on your mobile device.

Always glad to have you with us. Well, our friend and teacher Pastor Paul Sheppard is standing by with a great lesson from the book of Galatians, which answers the question how do we keep in step with what God is up to their lives. In other words, how do we avoid getting too far behind, or too far ahead.

Today's message comes your way.

Next stay with us here or visit Pastor any time to listen to Destin for victory on demand. You can also download the podcast at Google podcast or wherever you go to get a strong Pastor Paul. Now for today's message keeping in step with the Spirit Galatians chapter 5, beginning with verse 13 will go down through inclusion of the chapter, Paul says you, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature rather, serve one another in love.

Entire law is summed up in a single command.

Love your neighbor as yourself. If you keep on biting and devouring each other. Watch out or you will be destroyed by each other so I say live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature for the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the spirit and the spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature they are in conflict with each other so that you do not do what you want, but if you are led by the spirit you are not under the law, the acts of the sinful nature are obvious sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery, idolatry and witchcraft, hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions, and envy, drunkenness, orgies, and the like.

I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit led us. Keep in step with the spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking, and envying each other. We continue to look at key passages in Paul's letter to the churches in Galatia, where he has been instructing us about the importance of walking in the freedom that we have in Christ. In the last message we began to look at the earlier portion of this chapter. Galatians chapter 5 and we saw that Paul made the case that we must stand firm and walk in the freedom that Christ has given us a course in the context we have seen that he has been talking about the fact that Judaizers had infiltrated the church and insisted that the Gentiles who were being say, would have to convert to Judaism and have to be circumcised and adhere strictly to Jewish law if they would be justified in the sight of God. And this of course was not in keeping with the gospel message and so Paul is correcting them and telling them some of you are getting circumcised and beginning to buy a lie that you have gotta become observers of the law as a means of justifying yourself before God and is making the case that no one is ever going to be justified before God. As a result of their own efforts to observe the law and in the course of making the point.

He said the only thing that counts.

Verse six of Galatians 5. He said the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love and then later in the chapter and verses we just read. He says that since we live by the Spirit. We gotta learn to keep in step with the spirit what it means to keep in step with the spirit with what God is doing in your life you keep in step with God's movements in your life.

There are three factors we have covered lawn and we are currently looking at the second.

Gotta learn able to keep in step with the spirit and faith.

That means we put our trust in Christ everyday. The only way you live the way God wants you to live in. You have to trust him day by day.

Christianity is not something you can put on cruise control.

Why because it's a relationship not a religion. It has to do with your walking with God. That's the key element to Christianity and is walking with God literally keeping in step with God every day I wake up and say Lord I am not personally capable of living a life that pleases you, but walking with you having your spirit with me and empower me being directed by you will do what you have called me to do and I'll stay in touch with you. So Lord help me to walk with you today. Learn to walk in everyday life. You gotta trust Christ for salvation and trust him to meet your needs trust him to give you victory them to give you guidance. Trust in what they're doing in your life. The Bible says we all by faith not by sight. And so we have to learn that the first step to keep the spirit of living and walking by faith.

Now we are currently looking at the second which is walking in love. He said the only thing that matters is faith expressing itself in love and love what it means to walk in love.

The fact of the matter is we are called to love God, the great commandment to love God with all of our heart, soul and mind, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. Now there are a lot of Christians who want to love God and choose and pick up the quote that they like. Not you, but people I know God loving God, but believers to dislike or perhaps even hate certain individual well I got a word from the Lord for you. You love God and then hate people he loves.

He calls you to level. We love the Lord because he first loved us. And now that we responded with loving him back. He now says the great commandment is not only the love the Lord with all your heart, soul and mind, but watch this love your neighbor as your self. We just thought mentioned in the text. We are called to love our neighbors along with ourselves and so we got to get out lives right now. Just when your spouse or significant other.

Gotta get. I love live right with anybody.

God loves we have to learn to love all the people in the church that we have personality clashes with missing the charge of the family. You pick your friends but you're stuck with your relatives will get out every tell that story when I get the younger brother in law brought most of us were teenagers and what have you. By then my younger sister. The time was 10 years old when my mother messed around on a cruise when I got that came back told us he will I was 14 and 17-year-old daughter getting pregnant, but it will meeting the Caribbean those warm reasons not my father got popped up one another. Good thing we like candy in your chart. Your job will we all got in by the grace of God.

What you learn to do with people you decision you make.

Conclusion now a lot of different relationships you have personality glasses with somebody got love. Learn to cover a multitude of falls and not think about about everything you really good with this one principle you to pick your battles. I'll call you wanted to do something they don't like you will be calling people all day stuff so the Bible gives your principal.

Love your right. Love covers a multitude of blanket over things like what you said. I like what you did that really irritated me that got on my nerves but I love you enough to cover it cover you are going to be miserable and you don't make a lot of other people miserable or something sometime somebody in your natural family. Family will say something that you don't like and you have two choices. You can either confront them the right to do that. The Bible says in Ephesians 4 be angry, but don't sin, don't let the sun go down on your wrath and give no place what that means is you have the right people, you have the right to tell people what they did that with Jesus said your brother up and you rebuke him, you have the right to say listen, I don't appreciate what you just said to me, I don't appreciate why or how you said that I don't like that that gets on my nerves. I wish you wouldn't say that anymore you have the right to do that all the time about everything. You will be by your self. See you all know coming up next. The rest of today's message keeping in step with the spirit with pastor Paul Sheppard, senior pastor, destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California. If you've never stop by our website pastor I invite you to do it when you have some time.

You find all of Pastor Paul's recent messages on demand plus a host of great resources in our online store, including books and MP3 downloads and DVD messages from Pastor Paul. That's Pastor is a great place to learn more about the ministry pastor now you can watch selected video clips by subscribing to pastor Paul on YouTube for more details and links to all the social media be sure to visit pastor It's hard to catch God's blessings when our hands are full with other things we may need to learn to let a few things go faster. Paul with the rest of today's testing for victory message keeping in step with the spirit that when you see go another direction because you get tired called on every thing, so pick your battles really is a pressing matter and call the morning but it does not go. Life is too short to pick fights about everything, let something go better. There will be better called a family member or a person in your fellowship on something to change the atmosphere in the room you say listen I don't I don't appreciate down and so is this funny silence of the table where somebody got into one that changed the atmosphere and before you were talking at the table and what have you now just pass and flew at holiday time. Make up your mind around Thanksgiving family gathered together make up and not going to start and I'm not going let anybody start with me, like, telecom.

I got that covered relatives in they know how to do it by now the years and it is an art form and you get a good and make you want to. So you have the time I'm not letting him get me today and how you do not pay so bring with prayer sometime in your small group, small group, you want to ring what you say Lord I walk about them trusting you my salvation. I'm trusting you to keep me off at somebody's neck today and give me the grace Lord, they say, some I don't like and is not something I really have to call them on, give me the grace to have love that covers what you want to do because you keep things moving along smoothly and you know the same thing you see your reaction. Do you know that some people are concerned about your reaction. Then the original action because it's the reaction that determines what goes down to about react by covering then it clears the atmosphere, but was really nice and they keep on talking and what have you.

But if you had that bad reaction changes atmosphere. Now nobody stalking this passive food need address nobody messes up. So you got with love for your brothers and sisters in the family of God, and for that matter in your natural family and your family large and all that stuff you gotta walk in love. Marriages will be better if you just cover something listen because you criticize them all the time when you type what is right when you talk before you don't just think about your day going okay I love you boo. Will call you. I Just Came on the Radio. I Thought about You All See Happy John Lacey. Complainant Because We Did the People Who Make Us Feel Good and You Are in a Supposedly Low Covenant of Marriage and You Want to Do with Make Him Feel Good. What You Focus on Now Is Every Waiting and Your Tracking Some of Us Have Diaries and Journals. He Is What ED Doorbells Come in Right Now Man We Need to Go Back to Your First Works over How Many Compliments You Give Your Partner Find out What Good You Can Say about the Person in Your Small Group Find out Something You Say Will Call You. I Don't Recall You Battles Walk in Love with People Who Don't yet Know the Lord in the Spiritual Family. Christians Have Got to Get Better Loving Non-Christians, the Christian Church Is Developing a Reputation for Being a Bunch of People Who Don't Love Anybody.

They Claim to Serve.

While They Come to Me and I'm Here to Tell You That Does Not Represent Christ in This World Because They Were Hated into the Kingdom. Nobody You Don't Know What I Was Just Mind My Business and a Bunch of Them Gave Me Hateful Tracks and Gave Me Hateful Convicted and Asked Jesus to Come in My Life.

If You Let Me Not Going to Win the World. People Your Savior Body like to Be Condemning It Was Jesus and He Came into the World and He Said I'm Not Here to Condemn You. I'm Here Because Your Sins Already Condemn You before God and I'm Here to Give You the Way out. I Am the Way, I Am the Truth I Live If You Want to Know God, You Come to Me and He Was in Him by Saying He Is a Friend of Publicans and Sinners, Our Savior Had a Reputation for Being the Friends of the People We Came to See If the Savior Who Was All God and All Man Who Had the Right to Condemn but Chose to Love and to Introduce Grace and Mercy to Those Who Would Accept Him If He Did Not Condemn You When I Who Were Only Saved by His Grace in the First Place between You and Some of the People That Some Christian Friends Is the Grace of God but God There Go No Matter What Brand of Sin Lies in the Same Boat. I Might Have Different When You're on Your Own and Charges Have Got to Understand That Our Savior People into the Kingdom, Our Savior Made Sinners Feel Comfortable around Him Walking in the County Is Aware about His Is Only We Could Why Jesus Knew the Way to Reach Them Is Let Them Know That Their Loved and Your Love beyond What You Do. In Other Words, God Love You Because Your Nice God Loves You When You're Not Nice and He Introduces His Love in Your Life with the Hope That You Will Respond to It and Allow Him to Come in and Make You the Person He Wants You to Be. But He Begins by Loving Us Unconditional. God Doesn't Love Us Because of Our Goodness. He Loves Us In Spite Of Our Badness When We Fail He Loves Us Anyway When We Sin Anyway, That's the Good News of the Gospel, God Doesn't Just Love You He Loves You Anyway Well for Months Now We Been Living in a Period of Uncertainty. Some Are Seeking Answers in All the Wrong Places. There's Chaos and Confusion, Political Strife, Social Injustice, but There Is Good News. More People Than Ever Are Listening to Programs like Destin for Victory Looking for Truth for Answers That Make Sense and That's Why Your Support Is so Critical Today Because Pastor Paul Shares That Truth Every Day and He Needs Your Help to Do It for Your Generous Donation to Destin for Victory.

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