“Lord Jesus, thou who art the way, the truth, and the life; hear us as we pray for the truth that shall make all free. Teach us that liberty is not only to be loved but also to be lived. Liberty is too precious a thing to be buried in books. It costs too much to be hoarded. Help us see that our liberty is not the right to do as we please, but the opportunity to please to do what is right.”

Peter Marshall, Before the U.S. Senate.

Dear church, as we begin to go through this next sermon series on freedom let us really look at why we should be in any sense free at all.  The purpose of freedom is to be able to pick the truth we wish to live by.  The battle then is to pick the right truth.  As Thomas Huxley once said, “A man’s worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.”    We often think that freedom is to do whatever we want.  However, that turns quickly into destruction.  Freedom is finally the ability to do what is right.  Jesus said “And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)  The truth is wrapped up in a person and His name is Jesus.  May we know Jesus more every day; to be made free by Him is to be free indeed!    Pastor Mark