Maturing To A Christ-Like Mind
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Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
August 13, 2017
Central Passage
Galations 5:16-26
Subject
A.M. Sermon
Description

INTRODUCTION:

 

     A. The things of God are spiritually understood; I Corinthians 2:14

          1. Paul’s exhortation to be like Christ; Philippians 2:5

          2. Rely on God; Philippians 4:19

          3. God tells us how to have a spiritual mind; Hebrews 5:8-9; Matthew 7:21

     B. The spiritual mind is “set on things above”; Colossians 3:2

          1. A mind that thinks on heavenly things; Philippians 4:8

          2. A humble mind; James 4:10; Philippians 2:5-9

     C. Our lesson, “Maturing to a Christ-like Mind”

 

I.   GOD TELLS US TO WALK IN THE SPIRIT:  Galatians 5:16-18

     A. The Spirit and the flesh war against one another; Galatians 5:17

          1. The fleshly man cannot please God; I Corinthians 3:1-3

          2. Walking after the flesh brings destruction; Galatians 5:19-21

          3.  “Cannot” continue in a fleshly walk (ways); Galatians 5:17, 21

     B. Must crucify (put to death) the fleshly man; Galatians 5:24; Romans 6:6-11  

         

II. THE SPIRITUAL MIND HAS TO GROW TO MATURITY:

     A. Paul wrote; Philippians 2:5-8

     B. To the Corinthians; II Corinthians 10:3-6; I Corinthians 2:14

     C. Peter offers the process of growth (adding); II Peter 1:5-7

 

III.       RECOGNIZING THE SPIRITUAL MIND:  Galatians 5:22-26

     A. The fruit of the Spirit is proof of a Christ-like mind; Galatians 5:24-2

          1. Not many fruits but fruit (singular)

          2. The spiritual man has developed the image of Christ; Philippians 2:5; Romans 6:3-8

     B. The Christ-like mind will:

          1. Walk (live) in spiritual ways; Galatians 5:25

          2. Walk in love; Galatians 5:22

          3. Develop each characteristic of the fruit of God’s Spirit; Galatians 5:22-25

 

CONCLUSION:

     A.        Let us grow to have a Christ-like mind; Philippians 2:5

     B.        Songs; “To Be Like Jesus” and “Let the Beauty of Jesus Be Seen”