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Freedom in Christ


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Title: Freedom in Christ

Freedom in Christ
  • A Christians Independence from Satan and Sin

July 4, 2004
Americas Quest for Freedom
  • It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often
    that this great nation was founded, not by
    religionists, but by Christians, not on
    religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ!
  • Patrick Henry.
  • French writer Alexis de Tocqueville, after
    visiting America in 1831, said, "I sought for the
    greatness of the United States in her commodious
    harbors, her ample rivers, her fertile fields,
    and boundless forests--and it was not there. I
    sought for it in her rich mines, her vast world
    commerce, her public school system, and in her
    institutions of higher learning--and it was not
    there. I looked for it in her democratic Congress
    and her matchless Constitution--and it was not
    there. Not until I went into the churches of
    America and heard her pulpits flame with
    righteousness did I understand the secret of her
    genius and power. America is great because
    America is good, and if America ever ceases to be
    good, America will cease to be great!"

What is Freedom?
  • The quality or state of being free as
  • the absence of necessity, coercion, or
    constraint in choice or action
  • liberation from slavery or restraint or from the
    power of another
  • (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, 2004)
  • Freedom is also known and associated with
  • Independence
  • Liberty
  • Freedom is a choice
  • Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
  • -- Voltaire

No More Bondage From Sin
  • And you shall know the truth, and the truth
    shall make you free.
  • (John 832)
  • Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall
    be free indeed.
  • (John 836)
  • Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which
    Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled
    again with the yoke of bondage.
  • (Galatians 51)

No More BondageFrom Sin
  • Freedom from sin must be achieved
  • In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed
    it must be achieved. (Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882
    - 1945), Speech, September 22, 1936)
  • Freedom in Christ was promised. (Isaiah 426,7)
  • Freedom in Christ is to be proclaimed.
  • Luke 418
  • Freedom in Christ is open to all
  • Romans 323

How Do I AchieveFreedom in Christ?
  • You must hear and know the truth!
  • John 832
  • Romans 1017
  • 2 Timothy 316,17
  • You must obey the truth!
  • Romans 617-18
  • Reference with Romans 61-4
  • You must be with Christ!
  • John 151-8

Beneficial BondageFound in Christ
  • A Christian leave the old life of sin
  • Ephesians 21-3
  • Unity with other Christians
  • Galatians 328
  • Everlasting Life
  • Romans 622,23

What Will You Do With Your Freedom?
  • Will it be a light for the world?
  • Matthew 514-16
  • Philippians 214-16
  • Will you proclaim the freedom?
  • Luke 418, 19
  • Will you be firm on your liberty?
  • Galatians 51
  • Will you produce the fruits of holiness?
  • Romans 622