Summary: What we are free from in Christ!
John 8:31-32-Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
What is truth? We need God, for ourselves, in our school, in our government, in our homes, and in our churches!
Gal. 5:1-Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us
free, and do not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Freed From The Bondage Of Possessions.
Matt. 6:19-21-“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Don't be possessed by possessions!
Should be worshipping the Almighty God, not the almighty dollar!
Two choices you can be a servant to God or be a slave to possessions!
Freed From The Bondage Of Worry!
Matt. 6:25-34-“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;
and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
God has put us here for a purpose and so He won’t let us die in want, so
that we can be used to accomplished His will.
Song-He didn’t lift us up to let us down, He didn’t bring us this far to leave us!
Romans 8:32-He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
Seek first-This is not just a statement, this is a promise!
If we make God's business our business, He‘ll do the rest.
The wilderness-Shoes did not wear out!
The little girl's shoes-Somebody is not listening.
Freedom From The Bondage Of Hate!
Matt. 5:43-48-“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,
that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so?
Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
I will not let any person make me hate them. It‘s a choice!!!
It actively seeks the well-being of an enemy.
Turn the other cheek, do good to them that hate you—some would say that's
being passive or non-resistance but it's not it's very active.
Coals of fire-works 11 times out of 10-(Flowers to the hospital)
Coals of fire are not to harm them but to shame them!!!
Freedom From The Bondage Of Sin!
Romans 6:20-23-For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.
What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.
But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.