• Freedom

    Freedom

    "God is good! "He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins." - Ephesians 1:7 (NLT)

    16 "Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18 and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness." - Romans 6:16-18 (ESV)

    America has been known as "the land of the free" for a long, long time. People have migrated to this land from all over the world in order to be "free." Our troops have served all over the world helping to "free" others from enslavement of all sorts. When Martin Luther King, Jr. held rallies and peaceful marches in cities of our country, he finally shouted words to the effect of "free at last, thank God we are free..." Freedom is something our country has stood for since its existence, but in actual reality we are not free. There is an enslavement, a fear of every American, by which we are all entrapped.

    We are enslaved; we are not free.

    - We are enslaved to the curse of God's law. God's law requires perfect, perpetual obedience. God's law brings a curse for each violation. (Galatians 3:10) How many times have you violated God's law? We are all, without exception, guilty of breaking God's law and are under His curse.
    - We are enslaved to the power of sin. Sin infects the body and soul like a consuming disease. Who will dare say, "I have no sin, I have never broken God's law"? When faced with the truth, do not all of us cry as Paul, "O wretched man that I am..." Romans 7:24
    - We are enslaved to sin, which leads to death. Who has the so called "battlefield fearlessness?" All around us fear and death are leaving deep imprints. Who does not think of death? Who dares laugh at death? The answer is Jesus Christ! His willingness to die on the cross for us shows the power of love and how it covers a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8)

    Can we ever be free of our enslavements?

    Jesus Christ frees from ALL bondage. The curse of God's law no longer claims us. Sin's enslavement of us will be cast down and we will never be enslaved again. Satan must yield to Jesus for ...greater is He that is within us than he that is in the world." (1 John 4:4) Death no longer has its' sting, no more need to fear it. We can actually look forward to it.

    Jesus Christ will show us how to really be free. He will live within all who call upon Him and trust Him with their total existence. He will take our burdens away from us, will walk with us and will lead us into eternity.

    God’s immeasurable, unlimited power and boundless grace and freedom is available for every Christian soul (those who look to Jesus for redemption). Are you free? Christians are dead to sin, and thus free from it. We are no longer slaves to sin, but are slaves to God and righteousness. We are free to lead a more holy life, looking to His son Jesus Christ for salvation.

    How wonderful is Jesus Christ our Savior! He will free all who call upon Him. There is no price for us to pay. It is His joy to free and save us.

    Without Jesus Christ we would still be enslaved with no hope of ever being free. It is not Jesus' fault that a single soul dies still enslaved. It is sad that people die enslaved to their sins. Today is the day you can be totally, entirely free. Look to Jesus.

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Solomon Jones, Pastor, House of CompassionWe invite you to move beyond excuses and toward God's love.

We are a nondenominational church with a compassionate heart, dedicated to sharing the love of Christ through evangelism, discipleship, fellowship and worship.

Services are held each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. at 375 E. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton, OH 44203.

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