At the start of every year we lean in and learn together, right across New Zealand. This year our desire and prayer is that we would live unrestricted. The Bible teaches that freedom is not found in limitless choices and boundaries. It is something that God has already secured for us through Jesus.
Galatians 5:1 says “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.”
Our prayer is that this 4 week study leads you to answer some of these questions: What does a free you look like? How can you invite God to search you and know you? Could we be more bound than we are willing to acknowledge? We want the biproducts of what freedom produces in our life, but are we willing to do the things we need to do find freedom?
Freedom is a one time gift — and a process. The moment we come to Jesus Christ, He gives us freedom through the Holy Spirit so that we are no longer slaves to sin. We are free in Christ. But that freedom is something we need to learn to walk out. We need to train ourselves to respond differently than in the past, both in our actions and in our thought lives.
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we encourage you to get involved in an eGroup this month, dive into the daily readings and journal as you go, attend church each Sunday to hear the Word preached, and pray fervently for a significant year for us all - individually and collectively – as we live as FREE PEOPLE.
We are praying for you.
Ps Sam and Kathy Monk