Liberty in Christ occurs in a variety of forms. First, there is the liberty of eternal life as described in Romans 6:23 which says “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Second, there is the liberty of operating outside of common expectations. Jesus Christ was a rebel. He was of Jewish descent, yet did not conform to many established practices and laws. He drew ire because he intentionally associated with those who were otherwise ousted and despised in Jewish society. Today, reaching out to express love by serving and encouraging others – especially those who aren’t in a position to reciprocate – is a radical concept that is counter to our mainstream culture.
Third, Christians enjoy freedom from sin. Romans 6:14 says “For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.” Christians commit…
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