3 Sources for Life: Spirit, Flesh, Demonic

3 Sources for Life: Spirit, Flesh, Demonic

#1. Life in Spirit

Galatians 5:22-26 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.


  • Character of Christ by the power of the Spirit

John 15:5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me…bears much fruit

God works 1. FOR YOU (cross) 2. IN YOU (new birth)  3. THROUGH YOU (fruit)

  • Fruit – to nourish others making them healthy

=Spirit – win-win = healthy relationship

#2. Life in the Flesh

Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are evident: [sexual sins] sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, [spiritual sins] idolatry, sorcery, [social sins] enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

  • Flesh & world work together
  • And things like these – Junk Drawer

=Flesh – win-lose = unhealthy relationship (boundaries, consequences)

#3. Life in the Demonic

James 3:14-16 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.

  • God Creates. Satan Counterfeits
  • Demonic – lose-lose = no relationship

Discussion Questions

  1. Which are you?
  2. Which is your spouse?
  3. Which are your close friends?
  4. Which are your extended family? 


Mark Driscoll
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