As we celebrate freedom in America,
I’d like to take you on a little journey of freedom in scripture and the freedom we celebrate in Christ.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
The redemptive work of Jesus on the cross set us free from the curse of the law
The law was given to help us, but our weak flesh could not stick to it.
Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free,
and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.
(Gal 5:1 NLT)
Stop nit picking each other and yourselves.
Live as people who are free,
not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil,
but living as servants of God.
God doesn’t pick favorites:
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free (status),
and there is neither male nor female,
for you are ALL ONE in Christ Jesus
The Lord is the Spirit,
and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
(2 For 3:17 NIV)
The Lord is also “Truth”
You will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.
(John 8:32 NIV)
So if the SON of GOD sets you free, you will be free indeed.
(John 8:36 ESV)
Freely you have received; freely give.
Acceptance, encouragement, healing, forgiveness -
What do you withhold? What makes you do that?
There is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.
Because you belong to Him, the power of the LIFE-giving Spirit
has FREED you from the power of sin that leads to death.
(Romans 8:1-2 NLT)
You have LIFE in you, now you are FREE to give it away!
This scripture below is for you and me as we are compelled to go out and tell the good news and offer a hand to the hurting.
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor;
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound
(Isaiah 61:1 ESV)