“Freedom in Service” Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Sunday July 3 2016
Galatians 5:1, 13-25
5 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
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 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.
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.
@Copyrighted by Rev. Troy Sybrant Sermon: “Freedom in Service” Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Sunday July 3 2016
“Freedom in Service”
We are so blessed to have three youths and three adults from Compass Christian Church back from St. Louis. There they joined with other youth groups from around the country on June 27- July 1. This was a Disciple Summer Mission trip, with about 250 people involved. They stayed in Washington University in St. Louis, and assisted three ministries already functioning in the city. One of the most memorable experiences that Drew and Cara shared was how nice it was to see the owner smile after his house was finished and painted, and how the little girl did not have any bedding. They purchased matching bedding and small candy treats for her. The joy she showed seeing her new bed was contagious. I am grateful to belong to such a giving congregation and hope someday to be able to participate in one of these yearly mission trips… Mairi
Mission Trip to St. Louis Slides: