You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
Galatians 5:13-24

This week's message explored what it means to be led by the Spirit of Christ:

  • the moral results and implications of being Spirit-led,
  • the challenges of being Spirit-led,
  • and how to live a Spirit-led life (trusting and following the Spirit of Jesus!).
Discussion Questions for Small Groups
  1. If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Why did you choose that particular superpower? How would it impact your life?
  2. According to the sermon, the “spiritual but not religious” are a diverse group. But what are some of the general characteristics of this group? Why do you think a growing number of people are being attracted to this form of spirituality?
  3. What does it mean to be “led by the Spirit” according to Galatians 5:13-24? How does Paul address the balance between freedom in Christ and ethical living?
  4. How can individuals practically apply the concept of being led by the Spirit in their everyday lives, particularly in relation to others? Share examples or ways in which you have experienced or witnessed the power of sacrificial love within a community.

Missed this Sunday's sermon? Watch it here!