Sunday, July 1, 2007

Beau's Freedom Sunday Sermon

“The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; (Isaiah 61:1; Luke 4:18) God frees those who are oppressed or in bondage. No strings attached. It is through His grace that He gives us this freedom. All we need to do is ask...and there are many, many forms of oppression and bondage...physical, psychological, spiritual, mental, fiancial..the list goes on. God wants to set us loose from these things so that we may be free to fully experience life and all that it has to give us; and, to be able to fully serve Him. But, also remember that with freedom comes responsibility. God wants us to use our freedom wisely and responsibly. We are to be examples and doers of the word, and share the word of God with others, but then we are to let God work within them and come to Him in their own way and time. Jesus said, "Go and make disciples." He did not say they had to believe exactly as you do. Introduce others to the grace and freedom of God, then let God do the rest...and be thankful for your freedom. It is a gift from God. Love, Beau