Messages on Freedom

Freedom: Spirit

There is freedom here in this place!  Complete freedom, true freedom!  Nothing holding us back, nothing weighing us down!  So free that not even death can stop us!  Jesus said: John 8:36 if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. There is a freedom that we receive and experience through Christ that is unlike any other freedom that this world can offer us.  It is a freedom that is nearly indescribable.  It is a freedom that Jesus…

Freedom

This weekend, we celebrate Independence Day.  On July 4, 1776, delegates from the thirteen colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson.  This document lays out 27 grievances against Great Britain resulting in the colonies’ decision to absolve all allegiance and political connections to the British Crown and its tyranny and declaring themselves to be independent states.  It is considered the birth of the United States of America and the freedom that we now enjoy.  It began a…

Freedom: To Love

So far, we’ve learned about a freedom that Jesus has offered to us – a true freedom that nothing and no one can steal away.  Even bound in chains and imprisoned, still we can be free.  This freedom was given to us not for our own selfish selves, but was given to us for the purpose of  enabling us to serve others.  We now continue where we left off last week learning that we are free to serve. Galatians 5:6b;13-15…

Freedom: To Serve

Galatians 5 1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. In these ever-changing days, it is assuring to know that we can keep our feet fixed firmly on Jesus, the unchanging, unshakable rock and our firm foundation!  In Christ alone, we find true freedom no matter what happens around us.  As we learned last week, and are being reminded again this…

Freedom

Yesterday, we celebrated the birth of a nation that most of us have been incredibly blessed to be born in, the United States of America.  The freedom and liberty that this nation provides for us is amazing.  We are incredibly grateful for the men and women who gave their lives to gain it and for those who continue to lay down their lives to protect it every day. In the turbulent political days in which we are living we find…