Freedom in Christ

This Is What It’s Really All About

 

Everything we do from the podcast to conferences and seminars centers on this one point. Jesus came and died to set us free from our sin and pain. That’s the bottom line.

 

Consider the first three verses of Isaiah 61, the Scriptures Jesus quoted to begin His public ministry (emphasis added):

 

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,

Because the Lord has anointed Me

To preach good tidings to the poor;

He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,

To proclaim liberty to the captives,

And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,

And the day of vengeance of our God;

To comfort all who mourn,

To console those who mourn in Zion,

To give them beauty for ashes,

The oil of joy for mourning,

The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;

That they may be called trees of righteousness,

The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”

 

Jesus didn’t choose this passage by accident. The hearers knew this was a passage referring to the Messiah. Jesus concluded his reading by telling them that this Scripture was fulfilled in their presence. He knew exactly what He was doing.

 

He came to bring freedom and healing that only He can provide. Our job is to proclaim it and allow the Holy Spirit to do His work.

 

A Message Lost in The Noise

 

There are a lot of preachers proclaiming a version of freedom. In the noise of these people, the truth of the real liberty is lost. For too many, exercising freedom in Christ is understood as a license to continue in sin.

 

Consider these passages from Galatians 5:

 

13 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

 

16 & 17 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.

 

Real freedom is freedom from sin not freedom to sin.

The Foundation

 

This is our catch-all category. Each of the topics what we speak and write about is permeated with the message that Jesus has the power to set you free. More than that, He wants to set you free because He loves you where you are, sin and all, but He doesn’t want to leave you there. He delights in cleaning the filth off of you. (Just read Ephesians)

 

Much of what we do isn’t appropriate for a Sunday morning message but this basic truth is. In addition to the various topics already discussed, we preach a simple Gospel message of salvation, holiness, and repentance. It’s nothing complex but it’s what needs to be said. The Word of God will go forth and accomplish His purpose. We are merely messengers.

 

We can come to you to preach, fulfill pulpit supply, or preach the Gospel in conjunction with another event such as a seminar or conference. We are here to serve.

 

For more information, visit our Connect page and get in touch with us.

Don’t Think It Works This Way…

 

The message of too much of the church more resembles this soap than a recognizable Gospel. Jesus is often treated like a magic formula that washes it all away with no real changed needed on your part. Like soap, He just washes the dirt away leaving you to get dirty again with no consequence.

 

Real freedom is a progressive transformation from one who walks in the flesh to one who walks according to the Spirit. Yes, Jesus washes away sin but He will set you free from the desire to walk in the flesh.

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