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Powerpoint - Apr. 20, 2011

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Finding freedom from slavery to sin

April 20, 2011

“Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits 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.”

John 8:34-36

I heard about an old prospector who came out of the gold mines one day and there were some young cowboys who thought they’d have a little fun with him.

So they said, “Old man, have you ever danced?”

He said, “No, I don’t believe I have.”

So they pulled out their six-shooters and filled the ground with bullets and watched the old man dance a jig. But they didn’t notice that the old man had turned around to his mule and pulled out a double barrel shotgun.

So the prospector turned around and put it right in the nose of the lead cowboy and he said, “Young man, you ever kissed a mule?”

That young cowboy said, “Nope, but I’ve always wanted to!”

Now, that cowboy was free to do what he wanted, but he was under the control of the one who had the power, the man with the gun. And there are a lot of people today who are just like that cowboy with the devil wielding his control over them. They’re dominated and controlled by the world system and the god of this age. In fact, Jesus said that anyone who sins—that is, someone who is apart from him—is a slave of sin.

But Christ came and he set us free from sin. In Christ, you are no longer a sinner;  you are a saint who sometimes sins. So rest assured that Jesus has set you free from sin so you can live fully for him!

SIN ENSLAVES THOSE WHO LIVE IN IT. SO TRUST THAT CHRIST HAS SET YOU FREE IF YOU ARE IN HIM!


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