Finding Freedom Series Part 1 - Study Notes


Freedom From Sin - Study Notes Full video available on Youtube


What did Jesus set us free from?

For some of us believer’s freedom in Christ is our natural existence and the reality of our inheritance in Christ, for others it’s that determined quest to obtain and perhaps for others it’s not something we think about or consider obtainable, at least not in this lifetime.

I am not talking about trials and persecutions, those are guaranteed

Do we have a scripturally sound view of this freedom?

1 Peter 3:18 reads, “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”

2 Peter 1:3, “His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,

When we need the answers, we can go to his word, we can pray and ask the Holy Spirit to guide us.

The question we are asking in this case is, “what did Jesus set us free from?”

“For of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.” – 2 Peter 2:19 KJV

NIV

They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for “people are slaves to whatever has mastered them.”

KJV

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption:

Depravity – Webster, A vitiated state of the heart; wickedness; corruption of moral principles; destitution of holiness or good principles. (Faulty, defective state of the heart)

The common Christian’s tag line for freedom is:

If the son sets you free you are free indeed or

whom the son sets free is free indeed, this is taken from John 8:36.

Let’s take a look at the context of this scripture from the book of John 8 and see what Jesus was talking about

KJV

Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him,

If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

What is our part in this?

Our part in this, after we have believed in Jesus, is to continue.

First and foremost, we have established that the freedom we have is that Jesus sets us free from slavery to sin.

In announcing Jesus’s arrival on the scene, John the Baptist in John 1:29 says, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”

Let us take a look at our scripture again from John 8:34-36.

Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

It’s very important that first and foremost we understand freedom from slavery to sin.

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It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.

Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. – Galatians 5:1

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