The Liberty Of LoveDr. Warren W. Wiersbe | November 20, 1977
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It is through the Holy Spirt that grace is practiced in our lives. Paul cautions believers not to use grace and liberty as an excuse to follow the flesh. God gives us liberty to serve one another. If we want to have fulfillment of the law in love, it must come through the Holy Spirit.
Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.
“If we live in the Spirt, let us also walk in the Spirit” (Galatians 5:25).
In this passage Paul emphasizes the Holy Spirit.
It is through the Holy Spirt that grace is practiced in our lives.
The focus is also on one another.
Sin gets its strength from the law (1 Corinthians 15).
When you move into law, you don’t solve problems, you create them.
The only way for us to get along with one another is through grace.
Three marvelous ministries of the Holy Spirt:
- The Holy Spirt enables us to fulfill God’s law (Galatians 5:11-15).
- The law is external, but the Holy Spirit is inside believers.
- The Holy Spirit writes God’s law on our hearts.
- Paul is preaching liberty in grace.
- Paul cautions believers not to use liberty and grace as an excuse to follow the flesh.
- God gives us liberty to serve one another.
- You can tell a person’s maturity by what he does with his privileges.
- Love is a fulfillment of the law.
- The Holy Spirit enables us to overcome the flesh (Galatians 5:16-21).
- Our old nature and new nature are fighting against each other.
- We’re either under law or under life. The law cannot give life.
- The Holy Spirit is the spirit of life.
- The Holy Spirt enables us to produce Christian character (Galatians 5:22-26).
- The Holy Spirit produces fruit, which is Christian character.
- The first fruit of the Spirit is love.
- Where there is love, there is joy.
- One fruit leads to the next fruit.
The law cannot help us do any of these things; it can only condemn us.
If we want to have fulfillment of the law in love it must come through the Holy Spirit.