July 4 – Liberty and Freedom

We need to give up our liberty if we ever want to experience true freedom.

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Liberty and Freedom

In taking away their liberty, God had set them free… For the American Independence Day, are we revelling in liberty or are we celebrating true freedom?

Acts 16:18-19 (Freedom Not Wanted)

This went on day after day until Paul got so exasperated that he turned and said to the demon within her, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And instantly it left her. Her masters’ hopes of wealth were now shattered, so they grabbed Paul and Silas and dragged…

Our Mission (6/1/13)

Read: 2Samuel 18:1-19:10, John 20:1-31, Psalm 119:153-176, Proverbs 16:14-15 Again he said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.” Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” (John 20:21-22) Relate: Way back when He was beginning His ministry Jesus stopped off at home. Nazareth’s Rabbi offered to let…

Liberty And Security (5/6/13)

Read: Ruth 2:1-4:22, John 4:43-54, Psalm 105:16-36, Proverbs 14:26-27 Those who fear the Lord are secure (Proverbs 14:26) Relate: “Those who are willing to trade their freedom for security deserve neither and will lose both.” I’ve heard variations of this quote time and again and it is almost never quoted correctly. The context is usually quite wrong as…