Are You a Slave or Are You Free?

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It is one thing to have outward freedom, but are we really free, or are we slaves to the opinions of people and to maintaining the status quo? Join Dr. Brown as he shares what freedom in Christ really is!

Hour 1:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: Jesus died for us publicly: He despised the shame, but He endured it for our good, and He says, “Whoever is ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of him, whoever will confess me, I will confess him.” Let us be unashamed of Jesus, and what is right. We have the words of eternal life, why should we cower?

Hour 2:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: Jesus, our Captain, has gone before us, and He has called us to be strong in Him and in the power of His might. If we will not make excuses, and be ruthlessly honest with our weaknesses, we will find our strength in Him, and we’ll find we are counter-culture overcomers in Jesus!

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How Saved Are We? by Dr. Brown: This unsettling book challenges us to ask ourselves what kind of born-again experience we have had if it calls for almost no personal sacrifice, produces virtually no separation from the world, and breeds practically no hatred of sin.


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Liberty From Sin, Not Liberty To Sin: VOR article by Dr. Brown

Jesus came to set us free! This is one of the fundamental truths of the gospel, repeated over and again in the New Testament. As expressed by Paul, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free” (Gal 5:1a). In the words of Jesus himself, […]

  1. Sadly the “Church” of today in bound by fear of man, fear of want, and fear of death. Not to mention that we are trained to be bound by the sin of greed in many of our “churches” today. Yet the answer is within our grasp. The answer knocks at the door of our heart and convicts us of the very things that bind us. The answer is Jesus! He gives us victory over the flesh, Fear of him dispels the fear of man. by seeking him all our needs are met, and when we are in him Death of this body is GAIN!

  2. @ Min 18:00+-
    “…a tremendous spirit of compromise [has entered] into the church…”

    I just want to suggest that people do LIQUID FAST. It is almost as beneficial as a WATER fast, but it is easier to do… it is VERY EFFECTIVE. It will make you “rise above” as you seek to consume Christ.

  3. When I heard about the man who saw his father whipped being a slave, who was changed by that, and knew that he would never be a slave, I thought of two things, first of all Martin Luther King Jr. and his work to keep the movement of his day non violent, for isn’t it God that sees all the suffering?

    And isn’t there a reward for those who suffer evils against them as Jesus bore his cross?

    Yet, even the church at Galatia had been tricked into setting aside the gospel to some extent or other, even though through hearing and believing the message of the cross, and perhaps even by gifts of the holy Spirit, the image of Christ crucified, through preaching or whatever, wasn’t enough to keep them from the harm of the false teachers, and to the marvel of the apostle Paul. (Galatians 3:1)

    But it’s still the message of the cross that should keep us from being slaves to sin, slaves to the flesh, slaves to the ways of this world’s
    powers of darkness, for Jesus did bear the reproach of men, their jeers, mockings, beatings, injustice, and hardness of heart.

    I don’t think anything could have changed them but to see Jesus, the Son of God crucified.

    He came to heal them, love them, teach them, interact with them about all kinds of spiritual matters, all kinds of information about eternal life, about how the rule of God is and will be.

    He gave them keys to the kingdom and when it came time for him to take what was due all of us for our sins, he seeing the weight of it all in the garden that night he was betrayed, having it set forth before him, and I suppose before his very eyes, he willingly accepted it.

    All the bitterness of sin, all the evils of this world, all the spirits of darkness manifesting through others and I should consider whatever impact they had upon his soul in the spiritual realm, for I suppose they had their time of opportunity with him, which might have been demanded by them.

    I say this because I’ve read the book of Job.

    And yet Jesus knowing all of this, and even experiencing some of it before hand, and I think way more of it than I can ever know at this present time, having it nearly overcome him, it seemed, found the strengh of God which God had deposited within him to reject any temptations, and rather than giving himself over to any escape of what was set before him to do, which was of the Father, and of his wrath that we deserved, he put aside his own will at that moment of temptation, and decided to suffer the just weight of all the sins of the whole world.

    Could it have been any worse?

    Terrible things have happened to men, but did any of them have the sins of the whole world dumped upon them? No other man became the sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. Nobody.

    How do we know what was put upon him, except we consider the justice of God, how he has a just weight and measure and doesn’t corrupt it’s numbers?

    If considering these things does not change us and make us free men, what will?

    Therefore it seems we need to go deeper into this reality.

    Dare we pray that we become consumed by this message of the cross of Christ? Dare we not to be taken in completely by it?

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