06-30-2019 Sermon - For Freedom We Have Been Freed

There is the appearance of freedom that is not freedom at all. Someone says, "Nobody tells me what to do." And the challenge needs to be, "So if nobody tells you what to do, then don't do what sin tells you to do. See if you can be truly free from sin for even one day." To be free to sin as you please is the worst sort of bondage, particularly when you able to see that sin leads you to death, and that under sin's sway you are also under the dictates of the devil. When Christ sets us free from sin, death, and the devil we are enabled to come under his sway, unless of course, we prefer to go back to the devil. Under Christ's sway we can know peace and life and have a particularly bright future to contemplate.