Sunday, July 3, 2016

What is Freedom?

Introduction:

What is freedom? In the last scene of the bloody movie, “Braveheart,” actor Mel Gibson (before his character died) yelled, Freedom! What did he mean by that statement?

Tomorrow, we celebrate the freedom of our country. There will be great celebrations all around. But, once again, these celebrations are based on the freedom of our country. Other countries will look at us tomorrow with envy, they want to be free too, but they are not. What does freedom that will be celebrated tomorrow mean?

If we ask a Baptist, a Lutheran, a Catholic, an Assembly of God, or a Church of God to define freedom, want would they say?

This morning the question, “What is Freedom?” has been asked and it will be answered. Let us begin this morning and ask this powerful question one more time, “What is Freedom?” The source of the answer will be our Bibles, God’s Word, and not any other philosophical, political or ideological concept based on a personal belief system or a cultural perspective.

Outline:  What is Freedom?

 

  1. Freedom is liberation from the bondage to achieve. Galatians 5:1a

Galatians 5:1

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

 

  1. Freedom is the ability to live by a Godly design. Galatians 5:1a

Galatians 5:1

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

 

  1. Freedom is reminding myself that I am free. Galatians 5:1b

Galatians 5:1

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

 

Conclusion:

  1. Freedom is liberation from the bondage to achieve.
  2. Freedom is the ability to live by a Godly design.
  3. Freedom is reminding myself that I am free.