The early American patriots saw the need for armed conflict. Out of that conflict came a nation with a new form of government that allowed the people to have “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Less than a century later another armed conflict led to the freedom of a large percentage of the population. In the political realm, the price of freedom is a perpetual struggle.
Spiritual freedom is no different. There is the continual battle with the sin nature: “Put off…the old self which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts” (Eph. 4:22). “Put to death what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness” (Col. 3:5). There is also a conflict between truth and error. I exhort you “to contend earnestly for the faith which was once delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). To keep the Good News of peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ the Church has often had to forfeit outward peace. In this sense Jesus forewarned, “I came not to give peace” (Matthew 10:34). Come to Peace Lutheran Church for the peace and freedom our Lord gives. Sunday Service 9 a.m.