BIBLE STUDY NOTE: Flesh The Enemy Of The Christian Faith: Text: Gal 5:16-18
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). Flesh The Enemy Of The Christian Faith remains the enemy of faith. when you give it up for the Spirit the faith will prevail over the flesh.
The flesh :
Flesh simply means the physicality of the human body as contrasted with the mind or the soul. Flesh The Enemy Of The Christian Faith as it hinders man from accomplishing God purpose.
- Identify other names for the flesh from the following scriptures. Rom. 7:25, 8:3, 6:6, I cor. 15:50, Col. 3:9.
- 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
- Lustful pleasure/Lasciviousness/Lewdness
- Selfish ambitions
- Love of Money.
- Disobedient to parents.
Flesh The Enemy Of The Christian 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.)
“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.