Tuesday 18th June
Starting at Galatians ch 5 v 24 we discussed what 'belonging to Christ' really means. We agreed that it starts at salvation, and is an ongoing process. The power of salvation can transform a life and we should never underestimate it. It is important to note, however, that when we sin and fall as Christians, we have not completely failed Christ. We can turn again to that One, get up and continue on our Christian walk. It is our duty to nail our own sinful natures to the cross. We need to realise that we have a part to play in the process. If we follow this teaching then we will also access more of the Holy Spirit's power.
We went on to discuss verse 25 and the importance of 'living by the Spirit'. This comes into every aspect of our lives: spiritual and natural. When we live 'by the Spirit' we avoid indulging our sinful natures.
It was a very good discussion with many contributions from people sharing their own experiences of living by the Spirit's power.