Sermon Notes for July 5th

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?

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Jesus prayed in solitary

Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16)

Do you have a place or time when you pray? Are you willing to develop the discipline of private prayer?


Jesus gathered on the Sabbath

He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. (Luke 4:16)

If commandments where for our good, what is the good of the Sabbath rest? Read Psalm 46 – are you willing to have a regular time of worship and rest?


Jesus served with intensity

When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow. “Why are you sleeping?” he asked them. “Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.” (Luke 22:45-46)

The mission of Jesus was unique – to die for all people. Our mission to is follow Him. Are you prepared for the intensity required to fully embrace that mission?