by Jeff Schreve

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The Holy Spirit in the Life of a Christian (8 of 9)
Series: The Unknown God, Discovering the Person and the Power of the Holy Spirit
Jeff Schreve
Romans 8:1-14

If you have your Bible, please turn to Romans chapter 8 follow along in your Bible the verses.

How many of you have ever been to New York City, can I see your hand?? You've been to New York. What a cool place. You know, anybody who visits New York for the purpose of sight-seeing, there's one place that you have to go. You have to go to the Statue of Liberty. I mean, that's just common fare for those people who are visiting in New York., because in the New York harbor there is this statue. The statue is 150' tall and sits on an 89' pedestal you've seen the Statue of Liberty. It's Lady Liberty the symbol of freedom, with her torch and with her law of liberty, as she raises the torch of liberty, the law of liberty. And on her feet is a broken chain, signifying there is no more slavery, just liberty. And on the pedestal are written these words:

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free; The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door

Very poetic language. But I love the fact that the Statue of Liberty is that symbol of freedom.

Now the Statue of Liberty is a good picture of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the one who gives freedom. He's the one who bought our freedom. And He says, ''Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. And I will set you free.'' Scripture says, ''If the Son shall set you free, you shall be free indeed.''

Now, when it comes to freedom and really experiencing freedom, we have trouble as Christians, really experiencing that. We talk about freedom, and we can say, ''Yeah, there's freedom. It's talked about in the Bible. It was for freedom that Christ set us free. But when it comes to living it out, we have trouble. You know why we ha ...

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