Flesh The Enemy of Our Faith

flesh the enemy of our faith

Bible Study: Flesh The Enemy of Our Faith

TEXT: Gal 5:16-18

INTRODUCTION:

          there is struggle that is never seen physically within a man, and this is an inter conflict between the flesh and the spirit within a man. This is a silent killer within a believer which exist day after day.

The human flesh over ages has been a barrier for the free more of the Spirit of god within a man. The Spirit of God can not operate maximally in a man until the flesh is dethroned (Rom. 8:16) then the Spirit of God can prevail over it. This can only be done when the flesh (body) is offered as living sacrifice holy and pleasing to God for a spiritual act of worship (Rom. 12:1). The flesh remains the enemy of faith but when you give it up for the Spirit the faith will prevail over the flesh.

SECTION A: FLESH

Flesh simply means the physicality of the human body as contrasted with the mind or the soul.

  1. Identify other names for the flesh from the following scriptures. Rom. 7:25, 8:3, 6:6, I cor. 15:50, Col. 3:9.
  2. Outline below are the activities of the flesh; Discuss practically how they affect young people`s faith. Read Gal. 5:19-21, II Tim. 3:1-7.
  • Sexual immorality
  • Impurity/Uncleanliness.
  • Lustful pleasure/Lasciviousness/Lewdness.
  • Witchcraft/Sorcery.
  • Hatred/Hostility.
  • Quarrelling/Contentions.
  • Selfish ambitions
  • Love of Money.
  • Disobedient to parents.

SECTION B: “THE ENEMY OF THE FAITH”

3)

a). Who is the enemy of our faith? Matt.13:25, 28, 39, Acts 13:9-10, I Cor. 15:26, Gal. 5:17, John 4:4.

b). The greatest enemy of our faith is the flesh; Discuss according to Gal.          5:16-18, Matt. 26:41.

4). How can we overcome the flesh? John 6:63, 17:16, Gal. 5:16, Rom. 8:8-14, Eph. 5:1-5, 8-11, II Tim. 2:20-22.

5)

(a) How has the flesh (sin) crippled your faith?

(b) do you need Jesus to help you overcome the flesh? (Rom. 10:9, I John 1:9.)

 

CONCLUSION.

“Therefore to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him is a sin” (James 4:7). Thus “it is the Spirit who gives life, the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are life” (John 6:63). Hence if you must make heaven, you must do away with Mr. Flesh.

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  1. OCHENI says:

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