Trading Liberty for Security

Text: 2 Corinthians 3:17 Benjamin Franklin said, “They who give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Though this quote is used to refer to matters relating to civil government, there is a spiritual truth contained in it as well. How this principle applies to our spiritual lives […]

Thoughts on Citizenship

Text: Colossians 2:15 In His death, Jesus made a “public display” of the civil rulers and “put them to open shame” (ESV). The full force of civil authority was against Christ (Acts 4:26), and they failed. But Jesus didn’t abolish civil authority (Romans 13:1). Therefore, we may live as citizens of an earthly country, but […]

Act As Free Men

Text: 1 Peter 2:16 This country was built upon the foundation of freedom. Declaration of Independence states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” This was not […]

Pray for Those in Authority

Text: 1 Timothy 2:1-4 Pray for Those in Authority Entreaties, prayers, petitions, thanksgivings – whatever is good, thank God for it; whatever is not good, petition God for change Remember that civil authorities have been given a role today by God (Romans 13:3-4; 1 Timothy 2:2) Remember our responsibility toward those in authority (Romans 13:1; […]

Freedom in Christ

Text: John 8:32-36 What are we free from? – sin (John 8:32-36; Romans 6:16-18), commands of men (Colossians 2:8,20-23) What are we not free from? – obeying Christ (Romans 6:1-2) Freedom offered by Satan – free to do as we please Some what it both ways – free to do as we please & free […]