Freedom Isn't That Easy

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freedom

galatians 5:1 esv

1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

for all that you’ve done...

song: thank you, Lord

For all that You’ve done

I will thank You

For all that You’re going to do

For all that You’ve promised

And all that You are

Is all that has carried me through

Jesus I thank You

(Pre-Chorus)

And I thank You thank You Lord

(And I thank You thank You Lord)

Thank You thank You Lord

(Thank You thank You)

Thank You for loving and setting me free

Thank You for giving Your life just for me

How I thank You, Jesus I thank You,

Gratefully thank, How I You thank You

songwriter: Dennis Jernigan

john 8:32 esv

32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

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john 8:36 esv

36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

ii corinthians 3:17 esv

17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

i corinthians 6:12 esv

12 "All things are lawful for me," but not all things are helpful. "All things are lawful for me," but I will not be dominated by anything.

john 8:36 esv

36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

ii peter 1:9 esv

9 For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins.

galatians 5:13 esv

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

i peter 2:16 esv

Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.

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the battle for freedom - the mind

song: this is the air i breathe

This is the air I breathe

This is the air I breathe

Your holy presence

Living in me

This is my daily bread

This is my daily bread

Your very word

Spoken to me

And I... I’m desperate for you

And I... I’m lost without you

This is air I breathe

Your holy presence

Living in me

This is my daily bread

This is my daily bread

Your very word

Spoken to me

And I... I’m desperate for you

And I... I’m lost without you

Songwriter: Joseph Oscar Mettle

romans 12:2 esv

2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

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ii timothy 1:7 esv

7 For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

i peter 4:1-2 esv

1 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God.

james 4:7 esv

7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

isaiah 26:3 esv

3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

ii timothy 3:16-17 esv

16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

romans 8:26-27 esv

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

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for all that He’s going to do

isaiah 61:1 esv

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

romans 6:22 esv

But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.

2 peter 1:3-11 esv

3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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james 1:25 esv

But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

psalm 119:45 esv

And I shall walk in a wide place, for I have sought your precepts.

psalm 118:5 esv

Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free.

ii timothy 1:7 esv

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

romans 8:1-4 esv

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

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galatians 2:4-5 esv

Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery— 5 to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you.

i corinthians 6:12 esv

"All things are lawful for me," but not all things are helpful. "All things are lawful for me," but I will not be enslaved by anything.

romans 8:38-39 esv

38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

my notes:

song: the God who stays

If I were You I would’ve given up on me by now

I would’ve labeled me a lost cause

‘Cause I feel just like a lost cause

If I were You I would’ve turned around and walked away

I would’ve labeled me beyond repair

‘Cause I feel like I’m beyond repair

Oh, but somehow You don’t see me like I do

Somehow You’re still here

You’re the God who stays

You’re the God who stays

You’re the one who runs in my direction

When the whole world walks away

You’re the God who stands

With wide open arms

And You tell me nothing I have ever done can separate my heart

From the God who stays

I used to hide

Every time I thought I let You down

I always thought I had to earn my way

But I’m learning You don’t work that way, no

‘Cause somehow You don’t see me like I do

Somehow You’re still here

You’re the God who stays

You’re the God who stays

You’re the one who runs in my direction

When the whole world walks away

You’re the God who stands

With wide open arms

And You tell me nothing I have ever done can separate my heart

From the God who stays

My shame can’t separate

My guilt can’t separate

My past can’t separate

I’m Yours forever

My sin can’t separate

My scars can’t separate

My failures can’t separate

I’m Yours forever

No enemy can separate

No power of hell can take away

Your love for me will never change

I’m Yours forever

‘Cause you’re the God who stays

You’re the God who stays

You’re the one who runs in my direction

When the whole world walks away

You’re the God who stands

With wide open arms

And You tell me nothing I have ever done can separate my heart

From the God who stays

You’re the God who stays

You’re the one who runs in my direction

When the whole world walks away

You’re the God who stands

With wide open arms

And You tell me nothing I have ever done can separate my heart

From the God who stays

Songwriters: Andrew Pruis / Jonathan Smith / Matthew West

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