B1 Two ways of life Galatians 5:16-18 and Galatians 5:24-26
C1 Holy Spirit's way
C2 The flesh's way
B2 Two results of life Galatians 5:19-23
C1 Works of flesh
C2 Fruit of the Spirit
B3 One choice Galatians 5:25-26
B1 Walking in this passage refers to living our life. Read Psalms 15:2, Psalms 101:6, 1 Thessalonians 4:1
B2 All the nouns listed for works of the flesh and fruit of the Spirit can be taken in the sense of our thoughts, desires, words, and deeds.
B3 The two different ways cannot be done at the same time. It is one way or the other.
B4 An unbeliever can do some of the things of the fruit of the Spirit as they can love, etc., but these are not of any spiritual merit or benefit.
B1 Do you(I) want to live a godly life?
B2 Who can produce in us a godly life?
B3 Who has to be our leader, our guide, for us to live a godly life? (This is who we are going to study).
B4 Who makes the choice of whom to follow?
B5 What are the two ways? (God's way or our way).
B6 Are there any other ways?
B7 What is the choice we all FIRST make? (our way).
B8 Who or what influences our choice?
B9 Who is the leader of our way? Who is the leader of God's way? Read 1 John 3:10.
B10 In Galatians 5:16, What is the effect of walking in the Spirit? (We will not do the desires of the flesh).
B11 Can we live God's way without God's help?
B12 Can an unbeliever live God's way?
B13 (From the book) In what ways do we see this conflict going on around and within us?
B14 (From the book) How can we stop focusing on past failure and learn to live under the control and influence of the Spirit?
B15 Speaking about addictions?
C1 What is an addiction?
C2 Give some examples? (Money, pornography, drugs, laziness, cursing, etc.)
C3 Is coffee an addiction?
C4 How does one overcome an addiction?
C5 What is the danger of addictions?
C6 What do we do with the scars of addiction (family, health, etc.)?
C7 If we have, with God's help, overcome an addiction, what is the danger?
C8 How can we help other who is addicted to whatever?
B16 What is the environment and rules of God's kingdom in heaven?
B17 What is the basis for the rules in God's kingdom? (God's character. He does not lie, commit adultery, practice sorcery, etc.).
B18 How do we walk in the Spirit? Is it obeying dreams, visions, and voices?
B19 In Galatians 5:18, what does led by the Spirit mean? (God's way or my way ). Is this important? Read Romans 8:10-16.
But if Christ is in you, the body indeed is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is alive because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Therefore, brothers, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you shall die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the practices of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again unto fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father." The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. (Romans 8:10-16, EMTV)
C1 I am hungry and want to steal that candy bar. How do I know what to do? The answer is God's way or my way. God's way is not to steal. My way would be to steal. If we are led by the Spirit, then we will not steal the candy bar even if we are hungry.
C2 I am caught doing something wrong. How do I know what to do? Do I lie to (try) get out of being punished, or do I not lie? God's way is to tell the truth, so if I am led by the Spirit, I will not lie.
B21 From the teacher's manual ("Fusion Study Guide").
C1 What are some ways we see the works of the flesh in our society?
C2 How have I seen the work of the Holy Spirit in my life?
C3 How do we see the fruits of the Spirit increasing in our lives? We have to
D1 Know God's way. This is done by reading and studying the Bible.
D2 Confess our sin.
D3 Repent of doing a sin, thus wanting and striving to do things God's way.
B22 Are the works of the flesh only actions we do? No, we may do these things in thoughts, desires, words, and deeds. Sin comes out of the heart (But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man." (Matthew 15:18-20, EMTV)), which means premeditation before performance.
B23 What is the best way to see the fruit of the Spirit in our lives?
C1 Regular Bible reading and study.
C2 Regular Bible teaching from the pulpit.
C3 Regular prayer for others and our self for God to help us.
C4 Regularly encouraging one another.
C5 What else?
B24 Why don't the people of the earth live and do the fruit of the Spirit? Wouldn't the world and society be better off? The reason they do not is because they don't have the Spirit. What should we do about this?