Posts Tagged ‘ Freedom ’

VerseD: 1 Peter 2:16

Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.
1 Peter 2:16, ESV

Do not say, “I can just ask for forgiveness later,” or “I have freedom in Christ, so I can do whatever!”

You are still a slave to sin if you use excuses to sin or to whitewash sin.

Be a slave of Christ, chained to righteousness and love.

VerseD: John 8:32

“. . . and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
John 8:32, ESV

Jesus is the truth. True freedom is knowing, believing in, and trusting Him.

Ultimately, freedom is from sin and fully realized in eternity.

VerseD: Galatians 5:1

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
Galatians 5:1, ESV

How easily we act like ancient Israel, turning back to our old life and familiar temptations instead of fully pursuing our Lord.

Sin is slavery. Christ is liberty.

Weekend Words & Sunday Stanzas – 04/26/2015

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I spent some time both as a teenager and a young twenty-something, both before and as a Christian, despising this world and even this life.

As a teen, I fully hated this world. It offered almost nothing good to me, and even the good seemed tainted by bad.

It was being introduced to Jesus Christ at a small church that my life and my outlook on it began to change.

Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. But that is not the way you learned Christ!— assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
Ephesians 4:17-25, ESV

 

a regular life

i now give

 

a regular life

filled with the usual

hating the world

but finding it mutual

until God came along

and turned all that around

a brand new life begun

without much resound

but as God was working

through His Son Jesus Christ

this regular boy

was given extraordinary life

now the mission is clear

and the way seems obvious

who am i now

a disciple of Jesus

i will take the news

of the life that He lives

into the rest of the world

my life i now give

Weekend Words & Sunday Stanzas – 05/12/2013

Be wise and head over to Proverbial Thought for some wisdom!

 

HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY! You are appreciated and loved through this blog! Thanks for all of your hard work and love mom’s. You have shown us freedoms through your teachings, warnings, and devotion.

We all desire freedom from something.

We are all a slave to something in this life, and we want freedom.

Ironically, freedom can be found when we fully give ourselves over to one thing, allow it to control the way our lives will run.

To what do you give your life over? To Whom do you give your life over?

 

 

 

 

free yourself

 we all live in bondage
a slave to something
we are born slaves to
our wickedness and sin
free yourself
there is no need to suffer
our lives stuck in place
we may be happy here
but joy has no place
free yourself
there is a way to be free
to remove the weight sin brings
turn away from the sin
and make Jesus your King
free yourself
when a slave to the King
true freedom is released
with Jesus Christ in control
there is real joy and peace
so
free yourself

Weekend Words & Sunday Stanzas – 03/03/2013

Head over to Proverbial Thought for your daily dose of the wisdom book!

There is a nifty little verse in John 8 that says “if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (v. 36) Jesus was speaking about being set free from the bondage of sin, that we can spend eternity in His family by the power of His blood.

Our Lord needs all the praise, not only during this season of Lent which leads up to the celebration of His resurrection from the dead, but every single day of our lives!

 

Freedom given
freedom received
the Father giving
what we need
freed from a life
that held us in place
but thanks to the Christ
we shall see His Face
sin lost its power
in His glory
our lives over
a new eternity!