Colossians 1:19-20 For God in all His fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through Him God reconciled everything to Himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.
God has ______________ revealed Himself in Jesus.
John 14:7, 11 “If you had really known Me, you would know who My Father is. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him.!”
God has ______________ a way of peace with man.
Romans 5:1 Since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.
What disrupts our peace with God is our ______________.
Ephesians 4:22-24 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Knowing God is more than mastering _____________ and ______________ about Him.
Hosea 6:3, 6 Oh, that we might know the Lord! Let us press on to know Him…I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know ME more than I want burnt offerings.
3 John 11 Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil does not know God.
Colossians 1:21-23 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body, through death to present you holy in His sight; without blemish and free from accusation — IF you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you have heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.
Salvation by _____________ in Christ sounds too _____________, many would rather ____________ they had to do something for it.
Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.
John 14:6 “I Am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through ME!”
S.B.S.E. Vs. FAITH
The Truth about Freedom
I. Concerning your Independence
1. As a country
2. As a Christian
a. Truth is…
b. Truth is over you
II. Dependent and Depends
1. We are dependent upon God
2. But much of our independence in our dependence depends on us!
III. Sustaining our Independence
1. Sustaining Freedom in America
2. Sustaining Freedom as a Christian
What are you trusting in today?
Do you have freedom?
What are you doing in your freedom?