ON THE JOURNEY

MICHAEL DUVAL, LEAD PASTOR

Journey is to be focused on transforming lives through the power of the Holy Spirit.  How do you know if this is taking place?  Really.  How do you know?

 

You and I and others may claim that we’re genuinely committed to follow Jesus—but how do we know if that’s true?

 

In Galatians 5 Paul defines what it’s like to be transformed by the Holy Spirit.

 

He begins by listing the evidence of people who are NOT being transformed by the Holy Spirit.  Paul says people NOT under the direction of the Holy Spirit have lives characterized by, among other things:

 

Selfish desires

Always fighting

Immoral ways

Filthy thoughts

Shameful deeds

Worshiping idols

Hating others

Hard to get along with

Jealous

Angry

Arguing

Causing trouble

Envious

Getting drunk

 

Which of those things are evident in your or my life?

 

Paul then lists the evidence of people who ARE being transformed by the Holy Spirit.  People under the direction of the Holy Spirit have lives characterized by, among other things:

 

Love

Joy

Peace

Patience

Kindness

Goodness

Faithfulness

Gentleness

Self-control

 

Which of those things are evident in your or my life?


-Michael