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Five Words That Can Change Your Life: Freed (1 of 5)
Series: Five Words
Tonight, we begin a brand new series on Wednesday nights that will cover the entire month of May. We're going to study one of my favorite chapters and one of the most significant chapters in all of the Bible.
This chapter is significant in many ways.
It is significant theologically- this chapter helps us grapple with some of the deepest theological issues of our day - election, predestination, and foreknowledge.
It is significant emotionally- this chapter encourages our hearts - we discover that nothing can separate us from God's great, everlasting love.
It is significant practically- this chapter reminds us how we are to live - not according to our fleshly desire but according to the Spirit who indwell us.
It is significant eternally- this chapter gives us an eternal perspective - suffering, pain and heartache are to be viewed with heaven in mind.
Our series is entitled Five Words That Can Change Your Life. And we'll focus on five words over the next five weeks: freed (1-8), empowered (9-13), adopted (14-17), transformed (18-30), and loved (31-38). These words serve as the theme of different sections of the chapter.
This evening, we'll focus on the first of these five words: freed. The Bible tells us that because of our Savior's sacrifice on the cross and the presence of the Holy Spirit within us, we are free from the power of sin in our lives. READ TEXT
*On January 6, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed Congress on the state of the war in Europe. Much of what he said that day has been forgotten. But at the close of his address, he said that he looked forward ''to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.'' He named them: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. These words are still remembered, even though their ideals have not yet been realized everywhere in the worl ...
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