Am I Free To Do That?

May 5, 2024

Am I Free To Do That?
Galatians 5:1-6
Pastor Terry Wilcox

All the great things are simple, and many can be expresesd in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.  -Winston Churchill

I believe that political freedom, civility, demonstrations without destruction, freedom to speak without violence, people being treated with respect, and the fair-handed administration of justice requires more than laws and law enforcement.

While we are contending for our own liberty, we should be very cautious not to violate the rights of conscience in others.  -George Washington

The heart of the issue is the condition of  .

Galatians 5:1
This text is about freedom, not political freedom.
Yes, the freedom that Jesus gives affects the way we live.

May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please but as the opportunity to do what is right.  -Peter Marshall

  1. Galatians 5-6 present practical application of our salvation by grace alone.
    Don’t turn back to self-!
    Galatians 5:9 warns that a small amount is .
  2. In Galatians 5:4 Paul warns that legalism is .
    Legalism-liberty-license –
    Scripture stands against two of these three.

    What keeps us centered?
    for God,  of God.

Freely we serve, because we freely love, as in our will to love or not; in this we stand or fall.  -John Milton, “Paradise Lost”


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