Living by the Spirit - Part 9 of 10


Series: “Living By The Spirit” (Part 9 of 10)


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." - Galatians 5:22-25 NIV

Gentleness: Strength Submitted to God

13 "Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? 14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats[b]; do not be frightened.” 15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. 17 For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil." - 1 Peter 3:15-17 NIV

Three ways to have a Gentle Spirit…

1.    Check your                     .

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” - Matthew 11:28-30 NIV

2.    Fight the                    .

23 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive. 24 No one should seek their own good, but the good of others." - 1 Corinthians 10:23-24 NIV

3.    Watch your                    .





Digging Deeper-

READ: 1 Peter 3:15-17, Galatians 5:22-25

1.    What part of this weekend’s sermon impacted you?


2.    How do you think most people define gentleness? How does the Bible define gentleness?


3.    Read 1 Peter 3:15. Why is this verse so important?


4.    How do you respond to people when you know you are right and they are wrong?


5.    Would the people who know you best describe you as having a gentle spirit?


6.    How can gentleness be a strength?


7.    What do most people fear? How does Peter say we should respond to fear?


8.    Of the 3 ways Pastor Carl describes a gentle spirit; which do you need to work on the most this week to have a more gentle Christ like spirit?





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