FREE AND RESPONSIBLE
Christ died to set us free from the law of sin and death, fear, and shame to establish us in freedom so we can live and love as God’s glorious children.
(2 Cor. 5:17; Rom. 8:1-2, 19-21; Rom. 6:4 and 14-22)
Freedom is very personal, but it is not self-centered. Scripture says we have been given freedom to serve one another in love.
(Gal. 5:13-15; 1 Cor. 8:9-13; 1 Cor. 9:19; Rom. 14 and 15)
Freedom and responsibility cannot be separated. We experience freedom when we are able to control ourselves. So we cooperate with the Holy Spirit as He produces the fruit of self-control in us. (Gal. 5:16-25; Rom. 8:12-13; 2 Pet. 1:5-9)
We endeavor to make sure the “size” of our self-control continues to grow and remain bigger than the size of our influence. (Eph. 4:1; Col. 1:10; 1 Cor. 6:18-20)
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