Tuesday, May 23, 2017

FREEDOM!

Ordinarily freedom is thought of as BEING ABLE TO DO WHAT I WANT TO DO.  Jesus reminds us, “He who commits sin is the slave of sin” (John 8:34).  Bondage, not freedom, results in doing what my sinful nature wants to do.  Christ came to free us from this bondage.  He paid a ransom price.  “You were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver and gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your father, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1 Peter 1:18,19).  That ransom price, His death upon the cross, gives true freedom—a freedom from the fear of God’s curse, a freedom from the bondage of sin, a freedom that consists in serving Him who redeemed us, forgives us, and provides us a sure hope of eternal life.

Come learn of this basis for all true freedom at Peace Lutheran Church.  Divine Service is at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday.