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John 8 – How – Does Jesus Make You Free?
Freedom in Christ
Insecurity, Bondage, Feeling trapped.
The world Says, "No right, no wrong. It's up to me, I'm free."
Paralyzed by fear of choosing, then not making a choice.
Suppressing conflicting emotions
You have to sometimes restrict freedoms to enter into greater, deeper freedoms.
Colossians 1:15 - To live in freedom is to do what we have been created for.
What are you living for? Whatever you live for is what you serve.
How do you know what you are really living for? Look at your dreams and look at your nightmares.
Jesus wants us to understand the nature of sin.
Colossians 3:5 - Sinning in it's pure nature is desiring or wanting something more than God.
Colossians 2:21-23 - No value.
Self-Righteousness and being prideful
John 8:12 - Jesus is the light of the world
Jesus is the standard bearer, not us.
It is not for us to be the standard but for us to show the standard. To show Jesus
John 8:23-25 & 28-29 & 58 - Jesus is the light of the world to the exclusion of all other gods / religions.
True freedom lies inside the Gospel
Romans 5:19 - Grace