9 Indicators of Authentic Relationships

So far in the REAL message series we have looked at relying on God, empty of
self, and now authentic relationships. Nine indicators in Galatians 5:22-23 give
us feedback on the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. When we trust Jesus as
our Savior, the Holy Spirit takes up residence within us to transform us into who
God wants us to be. We are no longer under the authority of the Law. In Christ
we are set free to live in obedience under the rule and authority of grace. As
the Spirit works in our hearts by giving us new desires we begin to see fruit that
looks like Jesus. Paul’s summary of the Spirit’s fruit in Galatians 5:22-23 stands
in stark contrast to the fruit born of the flesh. Authentic relationships give us
opportunity to celebrate the work of the Spirit so that we more and more look
like Jesus.