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Our Liberty in Christ

INTRODUCTION: Our national liberty resulted from internal Christian liberty. Liberty is release from captivity.

  1. Freedom from the Fear of Death.
    1. The True Fear. (Matthew 10:28)
    2. The True Liberty. (Hebrews 2:14-15)
    3. This Libertys Results. (Hebrews 11:32-40, Philippians 1:21) Before being burned at the stake, Polycarp (155 A.D.) Eighty and six years have I served Christ and He has done me nothing but good, how then could I curse Him, my Lord and Saviour?
  2. Freedom from the Bondage of the Law.
    1. The Purpose of the Law. (1 Timothy 1: 8-10)
    2. The Bondage of the Law. (Galatians 2:4, 4:3)
    3. The Release from the Law. (Galatians 4:4-5, 28-31)
    4. Our Liberty in Christ. (Galatians 5:1, 4:9)
    5. The Danger of Liberty. (Galatians 5:13; 1 Corinthians 8:9; 1 Peter 2:16)
  3. Freedom from the Power of sin.
    1. The Word of our Deliverance. (John 8:31-32)
    2. The Person of our Deliverance. (John 8:33; Romans 8:1-3)
    3. The Fruit of our Deliverance. (Romans 6:16-18,21-22)
      Past: Penalty  - Present: Power - Future: Presence

CONCLUSION: The loss of internal Liberty will be the downfall of external liberty. True liberty is in the heart.