Keeping Christ Effective in your life….v.4

1. Circumcision was a works based justification. Those who depended upon it:
-Christ would profit them nothing v.2
-They would be a debtor to the whole law v.3
-They are fallen from grace v.4

2. In Jesus, we have ‘Grace by Faith’. v.6
-Not Circumcision
-Not “UN”-circumcision
-But Faith in Love

3. If the way were Circumcision, then why the Cross? v.11

4. Since the Cross…We now have Liberty (from the Law)
-Liberty is not for use to serve the flesh. v.13
-Liberty is to be used to serve one another in love. v.13
-The ENTIRE LAW can be summed up by, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” v.14

5. Walk in the Spirit vs. Fulfilling the lusts of the flesh. v.16-26
-Works of the flesh: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envying, murders, drunkenness, revellings, etc. v.19-21
-Fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. v.22-23