100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #34 | with Daniel Whyte III
TEXT — John 8:31-32: “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
We all want freedom in our lives and in our society. Some of our greatest rights are described as freedoms — freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom to choose how we want to live our lives. But perhaps, the most important area in which we want freedom is our personal lives. Many people desire freedom from addiction to drugs or alcohol, freedom from a cycle of abuse, freedom from negative relationships, or freedom from feelings of depression.
People try all kinds of ways to set themselves free from the negative situations in their lives. People try counseling, therapy, religious rituals, yoga, meditation, and a whole range of other methods to set themselves free from personal and spiritual bondage. But the Scripture teaches us that the only truly free people in the world are those who have made Jesus Christ their Lord and Savior and who obey Him with all their heart. Jesus Christ said, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”
Allow me to share with you how Jesus Christ makes people free in every aspect of their lives.
1. First of all, Christ frees people from the penalty of sin.
2. Secondly, Jesus Christ frees people from the power of Satan.
3. Thirdly, Jesus Christ frees people from the pain of the world.
+ Plus, listen to Mandisa singing “Free” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”