Sunday, July 17, 2011


Liberty: By Tim Lawson

We have talked a lot this past weekend about liberty. Certainly, the liberty that we enjoy and just celebrated is worth celebrating. Many men and women serve today and some have paid the ultimate price so that you and I could worship as we please, travel as we please, and elect our own leaders as we please. I had the privilege of spending some time with a young member of our armed forces who fight every day so that we can remain free. Liberty is not free, it comes with a price.

With all that being said, the liberty from sin that we Christians enjoy came with a price as well. It came with the highest price tag that would ever be paid. Unfortunately, so many of us still remain bound. We continue to allow ourselves to be bound by drugs. We allow ourselves to be bound by pornography. We allow ourselves to be bound by things that are destructive to our lives, our marriages, and our spirit.

Christ does not intend for it to be like this. Paul, in Galatians 5:1 tells us, "Stand fast in the liberty by which Christ has made us free and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” In other words, you do not have to be bound by the things of this world. You have a way out through Jesus Christ. Only He can make you free from the things that are keeping you from experiencing the fullness that Christ wants you to have through Him. If you need help in overcoming addictions or problems that are keeping you down, Jeremy and Miranda at JMC Ministries as well as me are here to talk to you, pray with you or even try to get you the help that you need. We love you and want you to experience true liberty in Jesus Christ. When you are made free through Jesus, you are truly free.

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Tim Lawson