HOST: Michael Whitworth
SPONSOR: Logos Bible Software
So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?” Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
Freedom. As Americans, freedom is paramount. We are well aware of the great price that has been paid, and continues to be paid, to gain and maintain it. We cannot fathom life without the freedom to believe and live as we desire. In reality, freedom is a concept that is vital to all of mankind. No one wants to be enslaved, whether to a tyrannical government, a debilitating disease, or some other controlling influence. However, what the majority of the world does not understand is that all of mankind has been conquered and is controlled by sin. None are immune. We are all slaves of sin. But Jesus offers freedom; a greater freedom than any person, government, or philosophy can offer. He offers to set us free from sin, to deliver us from the grasp of Satan and save us from certain death. Jesus says that, if you want to be free from sin and its devastating consequences, the truth can set you free. What is that truth? It is the good news of Jesus Christ.
How does the truth set us free from sin?
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