Can You See the Difference?

posted Jun 27, 2010, 3:03 PM by Oxford Second   [ updated Jun 27, 2010, 3:28 PM ]
In this letter to the Galations, Paul tells his followers, “Christ has set us free to live a free life. Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you." But we, like they, can have very distorted ideas of what "freedom" really means, and how freedom is to be used. Many of us -- Christians included -- don't realize that misuse of freedom doesn't bring joy and happiness, but only subjects us to a different kind of slavery.

How is God's idea of freedom different from the world's, and how might our lives be different for the better if we understood, embraced and followed it?

The message for June 27th is now ready for download. Scripture read is from the NIV, but you may also want to read it from Eugene Peterson's "The Message" for additional helpful insights.