Spirit, Not Flesh | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Galatians 5:16-24 on the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity, September 18, 2022.

Who inspired St. Paul’s words?

Can the Spirit and the flesh be at peace with one another?

What does St. Paul say in 1 Corinthians about participating with demons? Can we do so and partake of the table of the Lord?

Is there a consequence to gratifying the desires of the flesh? If yes, what is it?

Does this reality shape our actions as Christians? Does it motivate us to speak against the desires of the flesh?

With what things do we speak the truth in love to our neighbors?

Who is your Lord and Savior?


St. Mark Lutheran Church posts Rev. Bramwell’s sermons online for the sake of the members of our congregation who are unable to gather with us due to illness, work, etc. This resource is not intended to discourage anyone from gathering in person around God’s Word and Sacraments. Matthew 18:20 and Hebrews 10:25 make it clear that God’s Divine Service is meant to be experienced physically with other Christians.

We give thanks to God that these sermons are a blessing to you and pray that if you’re in Humboldt County, you will join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM as God wills. (See the map below for directions.) If you’re not within driving distance of Ferndale CA, we encourage you to use the Church Locator at LCMS.org to find a church near you so you can gather in person with the communion of saints in your area.


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