Sermons on Freedom

Set free in Christ: the gospel of love (Sunday)

Galatians 5:1-15 In Greek mythology sailors had to navigate between two deadly monsters – Scylla and Charybdis – on opposing shores of a narrow stretch of water. The risk was that in seeking to steer away from one, they ended up in the clutches of the other. As Christians we too need to steer a course between two opposing dangers – legalism and licence. Galatians tells us how.

Freedom: 3 of 3: Set free from death

Revelation 1:17-18 The other day I found myself staring at a gravestone inscribed with the words, ‘In loving memory. Taken from us on Friday 7th July 2045’. According to the calculations of the online Death Clock, I have just 11,077 days left. The headstone was mine. Sooner or later that day will indeed come. What hope is there?

Freedom:‭ ‬1‭ ‬of‭ ‬3:‭ ‬Set free from sin‭

Revelation‭ ‬1:5-6‭ In his‭ ‬1941‭ ‬State of the Union address President Roosevelt famously proposed‭ ‬4‭ ‬fundamental freedoms that people everywhere in the world ought to enjoy:‭ ‬freedom of speech,‭ ‬of worship,‭ ‬from want,‭ ‬from fear.‭ ‬Freedom matters to us as people.‭ ‬But does it matter to God‭? ‬And if so,‭ ‬what is he doing about it‭?