Living the Free Life

I Peter 2:11-17

Pew Bible Pg. 984

 

I.  Freedom in Christ is not a license to live any way we like.                     vs. 11, 16; Gal. 5:13-14

   

    A.  Being free in Jesus means we are His bondservant.                                                 vs. 16

    B.  A war is being waged in our soul over our obedience to Christ.                                   vs. 11

 

II.  We are able to live free from the power of sin as a testimony to unbelievers.        vs. 12-15

 

    A.  We are to willingly subject ourselves to the earthly authority God has established.

                                                                                                                               Rom. 13:1-6

 

    B.  Non-believers will notice how we live our lives.                                                   vs. 12, 15

 

III.  Living the free life means realizing that I do not belong to this world.                      vs. 11

 

    A.  Our citizenship is in heaven.                                                                         Phi. 3:17-4:1

    B.  We have a present and future which is secure in Christ.            Rom. 8:14-18, Eph. 1:11-14

 

Have you truly found freedom in Christ as His bondservant?

 

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How is my testimony with those who do not know Jesus Christ?

 

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Is my perspective a heavenly one or am I tied up with this world?

 

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