Tag Archives: freedom

The Real Thing (Sept 16)

he real thing—the heart of the gospel—is Christ living in you and me. The key to living the Christian life is not trying hard to live by the rules in my own strength and power. It is all about a grace based relationship with the one who loves me most—Jesus. Continue reading

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Stealing Freedom

Be careful of any system that adds requirements to the gospel. One common form of such a system is legalism. Legalism attempts to place people in bondage to a religious system of rules and to take away the freedom that flows from a relationship with Christ. The legalist focuses on appearances—trying hard to impress others (and presumably, God) by how well they keep the rules. It is a system filled with pride and judgment. It is a dangerous religious game that keeps people from the “real thing.” Continue reading

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Good News (Sept 14)

Did you notice how abruptly Galatians begins? Paul normally begins with a long thanksgiving passage and then a prayer for the church. But this time, he gets right to the point. His words are pointed and passionate. That should tell you that he was very concerned about the Galatian church–very concerned about any attempt to distort the gospel and keep us from the freedom we have in Christ. Continue reading

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The Heart that is Free

David’s heart was free to worship God. His focus was the Lord. He danced and celebrated with all his might. Unconcerned for his dignity, he celebrated before his God. Continue reading

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Good News (Sept 14)

The gospel is good news for all people. We should not do anything to confuse or pervert it. We should not add to it. We should not make it more difficult through adding rules or condemnation. We should not exclude those unlike us. In fact, we should go out of our way to eliminate the distractions and let the simple truth shine through. The gospel is meant to be good news for all people of all cultures. Continue reading

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Disciplines Find Freedom (May 16)

True freedom requires discipline. It requires hearing and obeying GOd’s word. Continue reading

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The Place of Abundance (May 6)

Sometimes the road to the place of abundance is a very difficult one. But the trials are there to refine our faith and character. Continue reading

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Disciples Find Freedom (May 16)

May 16 Disciples Find Freedom Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 69:19-28 | 1 Samuel 18:5-19:24 |John 8:31-59 | Proverbs 15:12-14 Today’s Scripture Focus: John 8:31-59 “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the … Continue reading

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The Forgiving Heart (Jan 22)

January 22 The Forgiving Heart Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 14:1-7 | Genesis 44:1 – 45:28 | Matthew 14:13-36 | Proverbs 4:11-13 Today’s Scripture Focus: Genesis 44:1-45:28 “And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for … Continue reading

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Stealing Freedom (Sept 15)

September 15 Stealing Freedom Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 104:19-30 | Isaiah 19:1-21:17 | Galatians 2:1-16 | Proverbs 23:13-14 Today’s Scripture Focus: Galatians 2:1-16 This matter arose because some false brothers had infiltrated our ranks to spy on the freedom we … Continue reading

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