Walk in the Spirit


1. What does it mean to "walk in the Spirit?

2. What does it look like to walk in the Spirit? Give a practical example of either a Bible character or a person you know who is walking in the Spirit.

3. The command to walk in the Spirit is given to all of us -- not just to a few super-saints. Following are suggestions that will help you get your steps lined up properly with the Holy Spirit.
  a) Grab hold of who you are in Christ. The Bible says that we are ... (Romans 8:16)
    meaning we have an eternal parent Who cares for us, is on our side and is cheering us on in righteousness.
  b) Deny your flesh. What did Jesus tell His disciples they must first do in order to follow Him? (Matthew 16:24)
    When you do this, you are asserting spiritual dominion over your flesh, and letting your flesh know that God is in control.
  c) Keep your thought life under control. The world today is concerned about being politically correct in what we say, but Paul was more concerned that we be spiritually correct in what we think. On what 8 things did Paul say that we should keep our thoughts focused? (Philippians 4:8)
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  d) Pray and listen. Have you ever talked to someone who just dominated the conversation and never let you say one word? This is what it’s like when we pray ‘at’ God and don’t take time to listen to Him. In Proverbs 2:2, what advice did Solomon give regarding this?
  e) Avoid strife. Walking in the Spirit means walking in harmony not only with God but also with others.  What did Paul tell the Ephesians they should be doing in order to live and work in peace with one another? (Ephesians 4)
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  f) Get your priorities in order. The only way to do this is to ... (Matthew 6:33)
  g) Examine yourself for any areas of weakness. Get real and use the Word of God to check on yourself. This is important, because the enemy knows your weaknesses better than you do. At the same time, don’t let your self-examination or the enemy discourage you because ... (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)
  h) Depend on the leading of the Holy Spirit. When we are saved, the Holy Spirit of God takes up residence in our lives and dwells with us forever. The fact that He will never leave or forsake us is cause for great joy and comfort. Thank God for this precious gift — the Holy Spirit and His continuous work in our lives!
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