Freedom not bound by borders, or rights, or a signed document, but through His death, resurrection from the grave, and the resulting eternal life.
Our nation’s 244th birthday was on Saturday.
You may think about fireworks, B-B-Q, and annoying mosquitoes. Or, a celebration of the war-fought fight to establish a revolutionary goal: Representative government. The test of sovereign rule, not by a Royal family, but “We The People”. Or, perhaps you see a centuries-old home project that still has a lot of work to be done.
My reflections this week on independence also brought about thoughts on personal dependence. On Jesus Christ. For everything. Ultimate freedom. Freedom not bound by borders, or rights, or a signed document, but through His death, resurrection from the grave, and the resulting eternal life promised for all who believe by faith.
More than being an American. I am A-New-Man. What does this look like?
The four books below are great places to read for yourself how this freedom and new identity is lived out!
Bound To Be Free: Escaping Performance to Be Captured by Grace, by D.A. Horton
Not only is this book title a great lesson in wordplay, D.A moves beyond naming conventions to the profound realities, in God’s Word, of what it means to live as a free people.
Living The Resurrection: The Risen Christ in Everyday Life, by Eugene H. Peterson
“He is risen!” This is a phrase not just for an Easter Sunday in Church, but also for a humid Tuesday in traffic. Eugene Peterson’s writings will showcase the power and transformation that is daily yours in Christ. Freely offered at the cosmic price of His life.
Maybe it’s summer heat, or perhaps it’s the three requests this month I’ve received from friends to help them move, but this book was in the right lane (not slow, but correct!) for me. Take a drive with Bekah and her husband, Mike, and see what God had in store for them.
Daily life seems to have a proverbial Red Sea that needs divine intervention to part. Jesus has paved the way to experience freedom, and Danielle serves as a key witness to the powerful work of Christ to do just that for her, and for us.
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