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.
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?
How is my testimony with those who do not know Jesus Christ?
Is my perspective a heavenly one or am I tied up with this world?