“There Is Liberty!”
By Rev. Jack
Text: 2 Corinthians 3:17
Imagine being given a check for a million dollars and never cashing it.
Imagine having a freezer and cupboard full of food and never eating.
Imagine dangling precariously on a rope when there is a ladder within your grasp.
Imagine living a life of defeat and despair when there is no reason to do so.
And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."
If you read 2 Corinthians 3 you will discover that God does not want us under the bondage of law keeping or self-effort. Instead He wants us to have the freedom of the Holy Spirit working in our lives. Because the Holy Spirit is present within us, all we need to do is reach for it by faith. We live such self-defeating lives that God never intended us to live.
I want to share with you some of the freedoms we have as a result of the working of the Holy Spirit. We just need to appropriate these truths by faith.
I. FREEDOM TO BELONG - Romans 8:15-17
You are a child of God and therefore part of the family of God.
II. FREEDOM TO SERVE - 2 Corinthians 3:5-6
We are ministers of God. His sufficiency to serve comes from God.
III. FREEDOM TO BE GUIDED - Romans 8:14, Psalm 32:8
IV. FREEDOM TO WITNESS - Acts 1:8
V. FREEDOM TO LEARN - John 16:13-15
VI. FREEDOM TO PRAY - Romans 8:26-27
VII. FREEDOM TO PRODUCE - Galatians 5:22-23