Freedom Study 7: Sunday Selah

The Freedom God Desires for Us Day 7 - Sunday Selah Thank you for digging into some tough questions with us this week!  We pray you have discovered a deeper appreciation for our Savior, the LORD JESUS, the One who loves us entirely, holds us securely, and sets us free to rejoice in His best gifts while loving and serving Him in joy-filled worship.   This morning, let us lift our voices and…

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Freedom Study 6: A Song for Saturday, “At Calvary”

The Freedom God Desires for Us Day 6 - A Song for Saturday, “At Calvary” There are many places where we might look for freedom, but most will not bring about lasting freedom, even though we might hope they will. We’ve gotten a distorted mindset about what freedom is and where we might be able to find it, but this well-known hymn captures the essence of where to go for freedom: to…

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Freedom Study 5: His Secure Holding that Sets Us Free

The Freedom God Desires for Us Day 5- Rewards for Serving Well “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’” (Matthew 25:21, ESV) “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? For the Son of Man…

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Freedom Study 4: His Secure Holding that Sets Us Free

The Freedom God Desires for Us Day 4- The Shackles Removed The thought of spending months or years in prisons of long ago is terrifying. Many of today’s prison systems in the U.S. are quite comfortable, with cots, hot meals, outdoor time and running water for hot showers. Not that I want to spend time in one, but it sure sounds better than what they used to be like. Prisoners used to…

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Freedom Study 3: Called Into Service

The Freedom God Desires for Us Day 3 - Called Into Service How can we be servants of Christ and yet experience freedom? Isn’t that trying to merge two opposing positions, making it impossible? As believers, we have been called into service for the Lord, and while it may seem like “work,” it’s also a high calling—a privileged occupation. “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of…

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Freedom Study 2: Loss of Freedom in the Garden

The Freedom God Desires for Us Day 2- Loss of Freedom in the Garden “The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, ‘You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.’” (Genesis 2:15-17,…

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Freedom Study 1: His Secure Holding that Sets Us Free

The Freedom God Desires for Us Day 1- Intro: His Secure Holding that Sets Us Free For many of us, our journey to salvation in Christ alone involved a falling away of what would never hold us so we could grasp the truth that wraps us in His secure embrace now and for eternity. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should…

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