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Liberating Grace (10 of 14)
Series: Amazing Grace
I have been speaking on grace now for several weeks now. God is honored when we magnify the cross, when we magnify the blood of Jesus and the cross of Jesus that is what the heart of the Bible is all about. I don't know if you can remember back or not but a few weeks ago I was speaking about liberating grace. The statue of Liberty stands in the harbor in New York as a reminder of the liberty that we have as America. When people see that statue as they come from lands all over the world, and they come to this land because they have been in economic bondage or political bondage and they want to come to a land where people are free. Where people are liberated to live life as they choose to live it. And there is nothing like the life of freedom, the life of liberty.
Turn if you have your Bible to the Book of Galatians. And last time I spoke about how God's grace liberates us from perfectionism. And I talked about how so many times we are saved by grace and we receive it as a free gift of God and then we fall back in to the pattern of trying to please God by performance, by thinking that the only way that God will be happy with us is if somehow we perform a certain way. So we become perfectionists. And grace liberates us from the bondage of perfectionism.
Now, I want you to look at Galatians 2:20 because it really is the key, it is the secret about how to live life by grace. Not only to be saved by grace but also to live by grace because the freedom we have in Christ is really a fragile freedom. If you are not careful you will be saved by grace and then you will attempt to please God by your works. And rather than living by grace and living a life of freedom and a life of liberty, you will begin to live a life of drudgery and a life of bondage. But God's grace has come to set us free. And the freedom we have is in the cross.
Galatians 2:20 "I am crucified wi ...
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