(Bible Teaching for Proper 13, 2013 by Rev. John Gishler)
1. Paul is teaching us the difference between those who are guided by their selfish human nature and those who are guided by the Holy Spirit – applies to individuals and church congregations
Question is who or what do you really depend on for guidance in daily life?
· Before we become a serious Christian we are naturally guided by a mixture of our fears, wants and ego – “the flesh” or “my way”
· Hebrew people were mainly guided by the Teachings of Moses
Galatians 5.1, 13-25 teaches us a new way to grow in love, control our fears and selfishness and be guided by the Holy Spirit in daily life