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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

hatred Kindness

discord, jealousy, fits of rage Goodness

selfish ambition Faithfulness

dissensions, factions Gentleness

envy Self-control

drunkenness

orgies

Everyone serves someone.

You either serve yourself

or

You serve others


 

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