Synopsis: In this second part of our look into Psalm 23, we note the condition or the prerequisite that must be met in order to enjoy the five personal freedoms mentioned in this psalm. We also discover the unique basis that guarantees these personal freedoms.
Synopsis: In this very personal psalm of praise to God, David reflects upon God and His providential care of him. We live in times of great uncertainty - visible threats as there is much unrest in cities throughout our country in which roaming mobs of anarchists are looting, destroying, defacing, or toppling historical monuments and threatening the lives of citizens, as well as the continued invisible threat of the Corona virus.
So it's good for us to address those issues from God's Word. On a weekend that we celebrate our nation's 2444th birthday, our thoughts naturally go to the concept of freedom. This psalm details five freedoms (vv. 1b-6) that are to be experienced by every one who is a sheep in God's pasture.
Synopsis: President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation immediately changed the status of over three million slaves.They were now legally declared free. However it would be several years later before they actually began enjoying their freedom. In Romans 6:15-23, we find the Christians' Emancipation Proclamation. Are you enjoying your freedom by serving your new Master? Paul presents eye-opening truth that challenges us with the implications of our new freedom.
Synopsis: In part 2 of "The Christian's Declaration of Independence," we now see the practical application of the truths Paul says we must know and believe to be personally true. God's divinely inspired order must be followed: rearranging the order or substituting our own means our attempts at spiritual victory are doomed to failure.
Synopsis: Romans 6 presents to us the Christian's Declaration of Independence. If we as born-again believers would live as free men and women, there are some critical truths about the Gospel we must know as a fact and by experience!
Synopsis: One of the most iconic symbols of American Freedom is the Liberty Bell upon which is inscribed the words of Leviticus 25:10a. For the OT Israelite, God designated another icon to serve as a visual reminder of the liberty that was to be proclaimed throughout the land. In this first of two messages from this text, our pastor directs our attention to the basis for this proclamation. In part two, the message will deal with the significance of and the responsibility in the proclamation.