Sermons on Freedom

Sermons on Freedom

Dependance Brings Rest (Columbia Heights)

Psalm 127 Unless the Lord builds the house,    the builders labor in vain.Unless the Lord watches over the city,    the guards stand watch in vain.2 In vain you rise early    and stay up late,toiling for food to eat—    for he grants sleep to those he loves. 3 Children are a heritage from the Lord,    offspring a reward from him.4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior    are children born in one’s youth.5 Blessed is the man    whose quiver is full of them.They will not be put to shame    when they contend with their opponents in court

Path to Overcoming Fear & Rejection (Downtown Minneapolis)

Psalm 27 1 The Lord is my light and my salvation—    whom shall I fear?The Lord is the stronghold of my life—    of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When the wicked advance against me    to devour me,it is my enemies and my foes    who will stumble and fall.3 Though an army besiege me,    my heart will not fear;though war break out against me,    even then I will be confident. 4 One thing I ask from the Lord,    this only do I seek:that I may dwell in the house of the…

Being Done with Sin (Lowertown St. Paul)

1 Peter 4:1-6 4 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. 2 As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. 3 For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. 4 They are surprised that you do not join them in their…

The Good Civil Life (Downtown Minneapolis)

1 Peter 2:13-17 13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. 17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear…

The Good Civil Life (Lowertown St. Paul

1 Peter 2:13-17 13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. 17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear…

Live However You Want; Just Don’t Hurt Anyone (Downtown Minneapolis & Lowertown St. Paul)

Romans 6:14-23 14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace. 15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! 16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to…

The Rooted Life: Turning the World Upside-Down

Colossians233.22-4.1notes.pdf Colossians 3:22-4:1 22ŒæSlaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. 23ŒæWhatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24Œæsince you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. 25ŒæAnyone who…