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?




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?