The Life of Freedom
The Life of Freedom 1-7-18
Text: Galatians 5:13-26
The two choices:
Freedom from the law to indulge the flesh Licentiousness Living without external restraints Disregard for rules or standards
Narcissism My goal is my happiness Self-satisfaction is the highest value Self-Centered Behaviors Self-indulgence: I want this; I deserve this; I am entitled Sociopathic: unwilling to value anything beyond their own self-interest
Freedom from the law to serve one another Humility Not low self-esteem, but rather esteeming others highly Love “you before me” Serve one Another To act for the benefit of another
Viewing oneself as a part of a greater whole.
Community, Family, Cause, or Church.
UNDER THE FLESH: SERVING SELF UNDER THE SPIRIT: SERVING OTHERS
sexual immorality Love
impurity and debauchery Joy
Idolatry Peace witchcraft Patience
discord, jealousy, fits of rage Goodness
selfish ambition Faithfulness
dissensions, factions Gentleness
Everyone serves someone.
You either serve yourself
You serve others