When is a door not a door?

2Ti 3:16-17; Eze 36:26-27; Psa 23:1-4; Rom 8:2-4; Php 2:12-13; 4:8-9; Gal 5:16-17; Eph 4:22-29; Col 3:12-14

HSCH-91-131215 - length: 48:56 - taught on Dec, 15 2013

Class Outline:

John Farley
December 15, 2013

When is a door not a door?

1JO 2:29
If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him.

Practicing righteousness is NOT something that comes naturally.
It is NOT something our flesh wants to do.

He does not leave us alone to try to work this out.

We need to be trained in righteousness, and we also need to be enabled to do it.

The Holy Spirit is our personal trainer in righteousness.

We are called to change -but we do not have to change alone!

The greatest problem that we struggle with as Christians is in OBEYING the directions in the word of God!

What does that training look like? How does the Spirit enable us to win these battles against the flesh?

When is a door not a door? When it has become SOMETHING ELSE.

The Spirit deals with the flesh by enabling us to do three things.

These can only be changed by PUTTING ON as well as putting off.

When is a liar not a liar? When he has become a truth teller.

When is an angry man no longer angry? When he has become a man of compassion instead.

When is an abominable monster no longer abominable?