Sermon notes July 5 2020
The Foundation of True Freedom
John 8:31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
33 They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”
34 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
Truth before Freedom
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
In what ways are you pursuing truth? What does Jesus say knowing truth depends on? What does do the truths of our country provide its citizens with?
Truth within History
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government
What are the dangers of any form of government? What is the danger of sin? What role do you have in the government of our country? What is your responsibility in dealing with sin?
True Freedom as followers of Christ
Galatians 5:13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
“Freedom is not free” – Korean War Memorial. What is the highest use of our freedom? How do we grow in humility and love? How would you best experience freedom?