Liberty Romans 6:12 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
This sermon on liberty demonstrates that a Christian must yield to the righteousness of Jesus Christ in himself in order to be made free from the bondage of sin. He must serve the Lord in righteousness in order to be free. Yet the thought of being a servant to Jesus seems to run contrary to the idea of being free.
When he was lost, he was free from righteousness but he was not free from sin, though he may have thought that he was at liberty to do as he pleased. He was the servant of sin. His friends may nave promised him liberty but they were the servants of corruption.
In order to be truly free, a man has to be made free by the truth and by Jesus. In order to do that he must serve the Lord. And herein lies the problem. No man can serve two masters. He cannot on the one hand serve sin with one of his members and on the other hand be free from sin. He must be filled with the Spirit in whom is liberty, yield his members [all of them] to the Lord as instruments of righteousness, and be dead practically in Jesus to be free from sin.
Christians today are far too casual with liberty and for many it is a license to sin. Christian liberty never afforded us the freedom to do as we please now that we are saved. It affords us the ability to be free from sin while in service to the Lord. You can’t have it any other way.
Scripture references for this sermon are as follows: Rom 6:13, 2 Cor 5:21, Rom 6:20, Gal 5:13, 2 Pet 2:19, Jn 8:32, 36, Matt 6:24, 2 Cor 3:17, Rom 6:7.