Freedom through Jesus Christ
Freedom from what, from who? Freedom from the past, the present or even fear of the future? Freedom from circumstances, situations or outcomes? What kind of freedom and for how long?
The Saviour of the world is known as the Jesus of history and the Christ of experience. His name means ‘anointed Saviour’ or ‘chosen rescuer’. Only Jesus Christ can truly set us free to be the men & women, young people and children he designed us to be.
The kind of freedom we are designed for is encapsulated in the statement: ‘Love God and do what you like’. If we truly love God, we will find out what pleases him and do that. This kind of freedom is scary because we are so used to having rules determine our lives. If we genuinely ‘love our brother & sister’ we will be careful of our behaviour, our words and our actions, aware of the damage we can cause to others.
If we can’t live without rules, Jesus taught 2 universal rules: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind; and love your neighbour (others) as yourself’ (Matt 22:37). He said that all the teaching of the Law & the Prophets (the OT) is summed up here. It’s the same as ‘do unto others what you would have them do unto you…’ or ‘husbands love your wives as Christ loved the church…’
We can find amazing freedom in this life when we love, care, give, help and protect others; we change this world through acts of random kindness, oneat a time.
God is on your side and he loves you very much.
Do join us for this important teaching series,
God bless you,
Pastor, Lakeside Community Church Perton