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Today at church the Pastor wanted to remind us of what we talked about last week. Climbing up the mountain. God told him to address this subject again.
So, lets remind ourselves. Coming up the mountain means coming closer to God and having a deeper experience with Him.
Galatians 5: 16-26:
“16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 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[a] you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 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.
If we have any of these things we will stay at the bottom of the mountain. Before you start climbing you need to lay aside the things that are holding you back.
“22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.”
Most of my time during the sermon was taken up by Rachael and I doodling on my note pad. It is the Summer holidays now so the services are family services. They are not long. Now, it is such, such a lovely day today! Definitely in the 20’s 🙂 Good preparation for the warmth of Germany. This is my last Sunday before going to Germany in 2 days!!! 🙂