Sometimes we try to dress up sin to make it acceptable, or even worse, don’t address it at all. “Poison Tree” by Ghost Ship doesn’t play that game. The song describes the poisonous and ugly nature of sin while contrasting it to the new life Christ offers. If we never inspect sin closely, we’ll keep excusing it and miss out on the fruit our lives could bear instead.
We’ll stay in Galatians this week to explore the dirty rotten truths about the works of the flesh.
On this episode I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Study a topic
- The Color Method
- Complete a word study
- Make a list
- Read Scripture out loud
- Sin is dark
- Our culture is NOT going to call out sin – only God’s Word can define it for us
- We should be offended by sin
- The warning God gave Adam and Eve – Genesis 2:15-17
- Death spread to all through Adam’s original sin – Romans 5:12
- Focus area for the week – Galatians 5:16-26
- A word study on each of the works of the flesh from BibleHub.com
- God wants to rip this deadness out and plant something new
- We must walk in the Spirit to bear the fruit of the Spirit – Galatians 6:7-8
- We cannot tie the fruit of the Spirit to our branches…we must BEAR fruit
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- A Poison Tree – poem by William Blake (not related to the podcast directly, but an interesting read and thought provoking)