The Northfield

  2535 Shore Road

  Northfield, NJ 08225

  (609)646-1181

Church of Christ

07/30/2008

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Real Freedom

To those of us who live in America, freedom is a big deal. It was from the beginning when we broke away from England and it continues to be more than 200 hundred years later. We consider it to be a heritage of our country. In his famous address on the battlefield of Gettysburg, Lincoln stated, "that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom---and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

So what is real freedom? Is it freedom to worship the way we choose? Freedom of speech? Freedom from fear or want? It might be possible to accept our freedom to worship and serve God, but miss the whole point of a personal freedom within. Many who have enjoyed the freedoms that are afforded to us, have not experienced true freedom. TRUE FREEDOM is found in Jesus Christ. "Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free....So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed" (John 8:32&36).

True freedom is to be set free from the guilt of sin and that only comes through Jesus and what He accomplished for us at the Cross. "But God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son" (John 3:17-18).

Through Jesus we are not only set free from the guilt of sin but from its power to control our very lives. According to Paul in Romans 6:14, that very fact is stated. "For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace." Real freedom? Real liberty? We have the promise of true freedom....Being "free indeed," in our Lord Jesus Christ. "Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom" (2Cor. 3:17). As we allow the Spirit of the Lord control our lives, we can enjoy the fruits of REAL FREEDOM.

Have a wonderful day....Make a difference....Love mark Phil. 4:11

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