A People of…Freedom
The Bible says that, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.” (Gal. 5;1) Pastor Jamie shares how we embrace that freedom as she teaches from Matthew 16:24-25, where Jesus offers us a paradox: that we must lose our lives to gain them. How can losing your life yield freedom? Is there another path? Our culture declares that freedom lay in exercising our personal autonomy to the greatest extent possible. On the other hand, religion says that we are bad, can’t be trusted, and that we must work hard to manage our behavior. The Gospel presents a third way, as Pastor Jamie says, “When the world says you’re good and religion tells you you’re bad, the Gospel shows you that you are loved.”
It is within the security of God’s love shared with others that we can be honest, finding healing, wholeness, and freedom.