Summary: This message is a deep look into our freedom with christ and a challage to us all
THE FOCUS OF CHRISTIAN LIBERATION
1 cor.6:9-12 1 cor.10:23
The major theme of the gospel is our Liberation from the power of sin, Through faith in christ we are delivered from bondage and with the aid of the Holy Spirit, we are coming to an ever-greater awareness of the glorious liberty of the childern of God. Amen
Today I want to preach to you a message on our liberty.
Take your bibles and turn to 2 openings. 1 cor.6:9-12 and 1 cor. 10:23.
1 cor.6:9-12 Lets read Together.
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
1 Cor. 10:23
23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
I want to say before I get into the message,
THANK GOD I AM FREE, FREE, FREE, I want to know if there is anyone here today that Is free?
I want you to know that I am free to
worship God, Free to lift my hands to the Lord, Free to shout, free to run a spell, Free to serve him and other’s Just thank God I am Free, at last. Amen
Well, Lets take a little time this morning and veiw why that is.
# 1 LETS LOOK AT THE "PROCESS" OF LIBERATION
A..We have been "Selected" by the Father.
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
B..We have been"saved" by the son.
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.
Thank God for his son That by by Though christ and his Blood we have been saved and washed clean.
C...We have been "Sealed" by the spirit
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.
Now I want you to know this morning that you are free in Christ,
You have been Selected by the father.
I want to share with you this morning just a small part of my life, for so many Years I was like a Wild man in the world going and doing just what I pleased and not giving one thought to God or his People, But I want you to know that when God came looking for me and was deep in a pit Lost with out God and headed for Hell, And like David said he picked me up out of the mirey pit and planted my feet on solid ground. and that why I can be so excited about knowing that I am Free and free at last. Because when he came looking for me I know now that I was "Selected" and saved by his Grace, and then was sealed by his spirit.