Restoration Fellowship Church of Lakeland
Is It the Spirit or Your Efforts?
November 21, 2021

Is It the Spirit or Your Efforts?

November 21, 2021   /   Restoration Fellowship Church of Lakeland

Is It the Spirit or Your Efforts?
Galatians 3:1-6

Pastor Terry Wilcox


J.B. Phillips translated Galatians 3:1, “Oh you dear idiots of Galatia…who has been casting a spell over you?”

New English Bible, “You stupid Galatians! You must have been bewitched.”

The picture painted by the Greek word proegraphe is such, that the crucified Jesus is a to us.


Two concepts in Galatians 3:2 central to the gospel:
  Holy Spirit and hearing with 

  1. Holy Spirit (mentioned 18 times)
    Romans 8:9
    John 3:5-6
    I Corinthians 12:12-13

    The challenge of teaching on the Holy Spirit is that of communicating publically that which is an intensely personal experience. 

Three Truths About the Holy Spirit

  1. The Holy Spirit is not to be confused with increased .
    Paul emphasized human with the Holy Spirit.
  2. Christian is a .

    “Conversion is the beginning of an ongoing process of ‘little’ conversions in which the different dimensions of our characters are converted, changed, and born anew to the Christ-life.”
    -Dr. Maxie Dunnam

  3. Paul insisted there is diversity of gifts.
    I Corinthians 12:4-11
    Ephesians 5:18
    · Verb “be filled” (pleroo means to take control of) as be controlled.
    · In Greek the mood is imperative = a .
    · In Greek present tense = .
    · In Greek passive voice = . “You” is not the actor. God (the Holy Spirit) is the .
    · In Greek the verb is plural = includes .
    Titus 3:4-7

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