- Are you aware of things that keep you in slavery? The tyranny of things like fear, insecurity, addiction? Are you trying to set yourself free, or do you look to the Cross for freedom?
- The Cross speaks freedom, and the voice of your new Master speaks freedom. Don’t listen to Sin’s voice. Be filled with Scripture, prayer, and God’s Spirit so you can ensure the voice of your Master Jesus is loudest in your life.
- Are there persistent bondages in your life that you can’t seem to shake off? What steps can you can take towards gaining freedom? There is power in the Cross to set you free.
God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having cancelled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
Galatians 4:8-9 (MSG)
Earlier, before you knew God personally, you were enslaved to so-called gods that had nothing of the divine about them. But now that you know the real God—or rather since God knows you—how can you possibly subject yourselves again to those paper tigers?
Galatians 5:1 (NIV)
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery
Romans 6:14 & 18 (MSG)
Sin can't tell you how to live. After all, you're not living under that old tyranny any longer. You're living in the freedom of God… All your lives you've let sin tell you what to do. But thank God you've started listening to a new master, one whose commands set you free to live openly in his freedom!
1 Corinthians 7:21 (MSG)
I'm simply trying to point out that under your new Master you're going to experience a marvellous freedom you would never have dreamed of.