Freedom in Surrender, July 3, 2011

Ex. 21:1-6
4 ways to become a slave
1. extreme poverty, sell themselves
2. father sells his children
3. bankruptcy – slave to lender
4. thief to pay back what was stolen
– bond servant is free and freely choses to serve his master
– deacon – focused soley on meeting the needs of others
Gal. 3:27 – wear the clothing of your master – bear the likeness of the master
Rom. 6:1-23 – die first, then you get a resurrected life and bear fruit
– freedom is found in the Word of God (Ps. 119:105, John 8:31-32)
– freedom is bound in surrender
– there is no grace to carry an offense, but to forgive an offense
– the only way to truly live free is to choose complete surrender
– most of us are way too alive to live truly free in Christ