Life in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16-26)

The Christian Life is lived out in the Spirit of God.

I. There's a War Going On
  A. The Two Sides (5:16-18; cf. Genesis 1; John 1:14; Deu 1:30; Zec 4:6)
  B. The Works of the Flesh (5:19-21; cf. Rom 1:19, 32)
  C. The Fruit of the Spirit (5:22-23)
  
II. Road to Victory
  A. The Crucified Flesh (5:24; cf. Gal 2:20, 6:14; Rom 6:6-7)
  B. Living by the Spirit (5:16, 18, 25)
  C. Walking Together (5:26)

The Third Commandment (HC 99-102)

The Third Commandment (HC 99-102)

99. What is required in the third Commandment?

100. Is the profaning of God’s name, by swearing and cursing, so grievous a sin that His wrath is kindled against those also who do not help as much as they can to hinder and forbid it?

101. But may we swear reverently by the name of God?

102. May we swear by “the saints” or by any other creatures?

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What is a Good Work (HC 91)

A good work is one which meets the right standard, for the right goal, with the right motive.

I.    THE RIGHT STANDARD
    A.    The Threat of Relativism
    B.    The Demand for Autonomy
    C.    Man or God? (Acts 4:19-20; 1 John 3:4)

II.    THE RIGHT GOAL
    A.    The Right thing for the Wrong Reason
    B.    All for the Glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31)

III.    THE RIGHT MOTIVATION
    A.    Anything not of Faith, is Sin (Romans 14:23)
    B.    Delight in God
 

Invigorating the New Man (HC 90)

HC Q. 90. What is the making alive of the new man?
Heartfelt joy in God through Christ, causing us to take delight in living according to the will of God in all good works.

Invigorating the New Man, means taking joy in the things of God, so that we obey him more and more.

I.    WHAT AN INVIGORATED NEW MAN LOOKS LIKE
    A.    Would the New Man Please Stand Up
    B.    Made Alive Together with Christ (Ephesians 2:4-7)
    C.    Walking in Good Works Prepared Beforehand (Ephesians 2:8-10)

II.    THE POWER BEHIND THE GOOD WORKS
    A.    The Fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-24; Romans 8:13)
    B.    The Renewal of the Mind (Ephesians 4:19-24; Romans 12:1-2)
    C.    Learning to Take Joy in the Things of God (Colossians 3:1-8)