Sunday, September 18, 2016

Keep in Step with the Spirit: SCS 95

Maple Grove Baptist Church, NC

Sunday, September 18, 2016, Stoney Creek Sermonette: Number 95

PRAYER for Today:
Matthew 6:9-13 King James Version (KJV)
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.



Galatians 5:16-26 English Standard Version (ESV)

Keep in Step with the Spirit

16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality,
20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions,
21 envy,drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.
26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

SERMON for Today:

If you let the Holy Spirit show you the way you will stay on the straight and narrow path that Jesus paved for us with His blood.  We will be servants to those around us.  Not soldiers of destruction and oppression.  The “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.”  All we need do is recognize the Holy Spirit is alive and well.

© Ed Cooper, September 3, 2016, Stoney Creek, Appalachia
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God Bless and May God Walk Beside You Each Step You Take This Week. Amen

© Ed Cooper, September 18, 2016, Stoney Creek, Tennessee, Appalachia  
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(Ed Cooper is an ordained minister and mental health advocate. He lives with his wife Patty in the mountains of East Tennessee.)

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