Freed to be Free
Sunday July 1st 2018
Freed to be Free - Galatians 5:1-6
Pastor Darren Smith
United Christian Church
2851 Sevier Road
Marietta – NY 13110
Front Cover : Psalm 33:12 (NIV)
My Country, tis of thee, Sweet land of LIBERTY of thee I sing
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord
the people he chose for his inheritance
Psalm 33:12 (NIV)
Inside Cover : Psalm 146:1-2
1 Praise the Lord.[a]
Praise the Lord, my soul.
2 I will praise the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
God Bless America Land That I Love.
Today’s Message : Freed to be Free : Galatians 5:1-6
True freedom is not independence. Rather, it is total dependence of God and Christ our Savior.< Faith >
Galatians 5:1-6 (NIV)
Freedom in Christ
5 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
2 Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. 3 Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law. 4 You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace. 5 For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope.6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
[-] Freedom [ Described] “For freedom” (vs 1)
[-] Freedom [ Achieved ] “Christ has set up free” (vs 1)
[-] Freedom [ Expressed ] “Stand firm do not submit” (vs 1)
Evangelism: Matthew 28:16-20 (NKJV) - The Great Commission
16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted.
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go [a]therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” [b]Amen.