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Next Week’s Message The Deeds of the Flesh Galatians 5:19-21

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Paul in his letter to the Galatian Christians has explained that there is a deadly battle taking place within the heart, mind, soul, and body of the believer.  The flesh and the Spirit are locked in a conflict as the passions of the sinful nature are at war with the desires of the regenerate nature (Gal 5:17).  In this conflict the Christian is ordered to live by the Spirit rather than to indulge the flesh. To follow these orders, the Christian needs to know the difference between flesh and Spirit, between the sinful nature and the regenerate nature. Fortunately, the difference is not hard to tell as he outlines the “deeds of the flesh” with “the fruit of the Spirit.”  Next Sunday we will examine the deeds of the flesh in preparation for the Lord’s Table.