June 4, 2017
New Life – Freedom
We have been set free from the law for we cannot achieve our salvation through our own righteousness. We cannot achieve freedom from sin without Christ and His sacrifice on the cross. What matters to God is faith expressing itself in love.
We have been offered a new life of freedom from fear and addiction. Deep down we know that this world is not as it was meant to be, in our hearts we long for heaven. We feel an emptiness inside that we try to fill with our addictions and with our idols, the things that our culture tells us will bring fulfillment. But each time we reach the next summit or the next goal we realize it is hollow and we are not truly fulfilled. We are not really this shallow for we begin to realize it is a chasing after the wind.
What will set us free? The truth will (John 8:31-32). We have all this baggage, sin and brokenness that is stealing our peace, sapping our energy, and keeping us from true freedom. Sin destroys our purpose and keeps us from peace inside and with others. Jesus paid the penalty and offers us forgiveness and peace if we will only take ahold of it. Freedom is waiting for us if we will accept it and follow Christ.