Posted by: Jim Black | August 23, 2010

Freedom is not free

Every where you look in our country there are monuments to freedom. Those monuments are usually markers indicating the location of great battles or of great struggles. I grew up in Chattanooga, a place littered with such markers. They are reminders to us that freedom is not free. Often freedom has been born out of great struggle. That’s the thought I have as I dive into the text of Galatians again this week for our series “Finding Freedom in Christ.” Read chapter two of Galatians this week and consider the struggle that Paul faced as he preached the message of freedom in Christ to people who had lived in bondage to the Law. It wasn’t easy. He faced criticism. He faced hypocrisy. He faced attacks… not from outsiders, but from friends and from those within the church. Yet he never wavered. He never stopped preaching his message… the message of freedom in Christ that God had laid upon him to preach. What about us? What will we do with the message?

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