This new 3-part series focuses on three areas of our spiritual life that are crucial to our emotional and spiritual well-being. This week’s message is on the freedom that Jesus has given us.
SPIRITUAL WELLNESS: FREEDOM
Message by Todd Lester – April 23, 2017
John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.
1. A CLEAR CONSCIENCE
Colossians 1:13-14 For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.
Ephesians 1:7 He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.
2. PERSONAL ACCESS TO GOD
Hebrews 4:16 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
Ephesians 3:12 Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.
3. THE POWER TO DO RIGHT
Romans 6:6-7 We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin.
2 Peter 1:3a By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life…
4. LIVING WITH PURPOSE AND MEANING
1 Peter 1:18a (NIRV) You were set free from an empty way of life…
Colossians 2:20a You have died with Christ, and he has set you free from the spiritual powers of this world.
5. NO FEAR OF DEATH OR THE DEVIL
Hebrews 2:14-15 Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. Only in this way could he set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying.
Colossians 1:13 For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son.
HOW TO LIVE FREE
1. ALWAYS SUBMIT TO GOD’S SPIRIT
2 Corinthians 3:17 For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
1 Timothy 2:6 He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.
2. ALWAYS TRUST THE TRUTH
John 8:31-32 Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Psalm 119:45 I will walk in freedom, for I have devoted myself to your commandments.
3. ALWAYS USE MY FREEDOM TO SERVE OTHERS
Galatians 5:13 For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.
Galatians 5:1 So 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.
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