The Freedom of the Christian – Gospel in Life
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The Freedom of the Christian

Tim Keller |  April 5, 1998

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Topics:
  • Purpose and Calling
Duration:
35:41
Scripture:
Galatians 5:5-18
SKU:
RS 288-23

Galatians 5:5–18

In our world today, we talk a lot about freedom. But many don’t realize that Christianity has greatly shaped what we think about freedom. People often think of freedom as being able to do whatever they want, as long as they don’t hurt others. But according to the Bible and what Jesus taught us, freedom is about being free from our sins and experiencing real, true freedom.

1. The mistake

Real freedom isn’t about doing whatever we want, but about living with a purpose. It’s like a fish swimming in the water or a glider soaring in the sky. This kind of freedom can’t exist with selfishness, but it is deeply connected to love and helps build strong relationships. The real freedom we’re looking for isn’t found in things of this world, but in finding satisfaction in Jesus Christ.

2. What does Christian freedom look like?

Christian freedom and spiritual guidance are key ideas. They show us how to be free from trying to be perfect and the guilt and fear that comes with it. Faith, shown through love, can change us. It makes us focus on good things because we believe in being saved by God’s grace. True freedom is really about serving God and finding happiness in His teachings.

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