The Gospel Is. The Gospel Does. Galatians 5:16-26. Throughout much of his letter, Paul has warned the Galatians not to surrender their freedom in Christ by returning to legalism. In this section of the text, he also shows that freedom wasn't meant to be used to satisfy our selfish desires. Instead, there is a path of freedom that looks like living in love towards others, and it is found only by living in the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit. This message examines that path of freedom and what we can expect to encounter as we walk down it.