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Freedom In Christ

We all know and appreciate that summer holiday called the Fourth of July or July 4th. Not only do many of us appreciate the day off from labor but we have loved ones who have fought to bring freedom for our nation. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed and passed bringing America freedom from Great Britain; the day now known as Independence Day which celebrates America’s freedom.  

As we are all grateful for the men and women who have gone before us and created a free country, let us also remember the freedom we as Christian believers have through the blood of Jesus Christ. As born-again believers, we have many freedoms. For example, we have freedom from Old Testament Law (Romans 6:14), freedom from being a slave to sin (Galatians 5:1), and freedom from the fear of death (Philippians 1:21). These three freedoms are just a few of many remarkable freedoms we have in Christ Jesus!  

When you are celebrating on July 4, do not forget to thank the men and woman who have sacrificed, fought, and given their lives for America’s freedom. But also, thank God your Heavenly Father in whom we trust for His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus paid the ultimate price and has freed every believer from death, hell, and the grave!

In God we trust!




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