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Today’s Opportunity to Grow Toward Christ-Freedom

July 1st, 2011

JOHN SHIRK – There is generally a different view of freedom in our culture from what the Bible says.

For some people today, freedom means the right to do your own thing.  But this view of freedom leads to using other people for one’s own advantage, immoral conduct, and lawlessness.  People get hurt if this view of freedom is pursued. A train may be confined by railroad tracks, but those rails liberate the train to go forward and fulfill its purpose. If the train is derailed, the result is a train wreck.  The good news about Jesus is that if we get off track, His grace provides a way for us to get back on track, and to be liberated from “doing our own thing.”

In the Bible, freedom is connected with the truth of Jesus Christ.  Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

If the Son sets us free, we will be free indeed.  So, the key to living a life of freedom is following Jesus.

Freedom is a quality that enables us to represent Jesus in the world today.

John Shirk



  1. July 9th, 2011 at 20:20 | #1

    John is exactly right everyone makes mistakes but God will forgive us and get us back on track. It was awesome sharing the great message about freedom. May God be with you always.

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