Col 3:1-11; Eph 2:10; Gal 5:16-17; 2Co 13:14; 1Co 1:4-9; 2Co 8:3-5; Php 1:7; 1Co 15:9-10; Gal 5:13-25.
PRCHR-52-160508 - length: 65:22 - taught on May, 8 2016
His workmanship, and our walk.
The Spirit leads us in this work.
He enables the work (by striving against the flesh with its lusts).
And we have to decide every day whether we are going to do this considering or not!
We get specific commands to put aside anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from our mouths.
And we are commanded not to lie to one another.
But we are not alone in this battle.
We stop lying to one another on the basis of the fact that we have laid aside our old man with his evil deeds,
Along with the fact that we have put on the new man.
And our new man is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of Christ who dwells in us.
Teaching about Christ in us enables us to put aside anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from our mouth.
And how does that work?
Substitute the attitudes and behaviors of Christ for the attitudes and behaviors of Adam.
Substitute the promptings of the Spirit for the promptings of the flesh.
Substitute your identity as a son for that old self-image as a slave.
This means a very active spiritual life. We do these things.
We do these things.
God does them too!
It is His workmanship, - and our walk. (EPH 2:10)
God is at work in me - as I work out my salvation. (PHI 2:12-13)
I can walk by means of the Spirit, - but only because the Spirit wars against the flesh. (GAL 5:16-17)