If you would like to begin reading ahead, I’ll start a new sermon series the first Sunday in May on “Life in the Spirit” based on Galatians 5:16-26 and selected passages in Romans. The first few weeks we will explore the nature of living under the control of the Holy Spirit as compared to yielding to the flesh. Then I’ll turn attention to the fruit of the Spirit as they are detailed in verses 22-23.
I’ve asked our Youth Pastor, Mark Smith, to preach the next two Sundays to prepare us for this series. He’ll lead us into a deeper look at John 15 and the principle of “abiding” in Christ. Pray for Mark as he preaches and pray for me as I prepare for this “in-depth” look at the work and fruit of the Holy Spirit.