Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Freedom of Slavery

Romans 6:15-23                  April 19, 2015                  Link for audio/video/manuscript

We have been chosen by God to be instruments of His grace rather than instruments of sin. We were created by God to love Him and know Him and serve Him and share Him through Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 tells us: “You are not your own, for you were bought with a price.” In Christ, freedom is the not freedom to do what we want, but rather the freedom to give ourselves wholly to God. In Christ we don’t belong to sin and we don’t belong to ourselves because we belong to God. The only true freedom God offers us is our radical love for Him and our radical dependence on Him. We are only truly free when we are slaves of God!