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CHRISTIAN FREEDOM

© Rosemary Bardsley 2006  

SUMMARY

The purchase of freedom

The content of freedom

The freedom situation

 

INTRODUCTION

‘Redemption’ = freedom at a cost.

Illustrations of redemption concept: kidnapper, slavery, pawn shop – all require the payment of a price before freedom is obtained.

THE PURCHASE OF FREEDOM

 

[1] Mark 10:45: ‘The Son of Man came … to give his life a ransom for many’.

[2] John 3:16: God so loved that he gave his Son …

[3] Romans 8:3: God … sent his Son … for sin.

 

THE CONTENT OF FREEDOM 

[1] Freedom from sin’s penalty: Isaiah 53:4-6; Romans 8:1; Galatians 3:13

[2] Freedom from sin’s dominion: Romans 6:17-18; Ephesians 2:10

[3] Freedom from ignorance of God: 2 Corinthians 4:4-6; John 14:8-9; John 1:18; John 1:14

[4] Freedom from fear of God’s wrath: 1 John 4:16-18; Romans 5:1; Hebrews 2:15.

 

THE FREEDOM SITUATION

[1] Not freedom to do as we please: Romans 6:1,2; Galatians 5:13

[2] Freedom to live as God intended: Romans 6:11; Colossians 3:3; Galatians 2:19

[3] Freedom to really love: 1 John 4:19; 1 John 2:5

[4] Freedom to reflect God’s nature: 2 Corinthians 3:18.

 

 


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