“You feel you were hedged in you dream of escape; but beware of mirages. Do not run or fly away in order to get free: rather dig in the narrow place which has been given you; you will find God there and everything. God does not float on your horizon, he sleeps in your substance. Vanity
Contributed by Tim Smith on Sep 25, 2016
In the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, VA, there’s a special display for a rickety, home-made aluminum kayak. This tiny, makeshift boat seems oddly out of place in the midst of displays for impressive Navy vessels and artifacts from significant battles on the sea. But a bronze plaque tells museum
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 4, 2002
In 1776 Thomas Paine stirred the land with these words:
"These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands now deserves the love and thanks of man and
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Dec 31, 2008
Forgiveness is Freedom
Forgiveness is surrendering my right to hurt you for hurting me. Forgiveness does not pretend there was no offense; it does not dismiss wrongdoing. It does not say, "Oh, that's all right; forget it." True forgiveness is realistic.
Lewis Smedes gave a great definition:
Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 27, 2010
In January 1941, when the flames of war were consuming Europe and the Far East, President Roosevelt addressed Congress. In that address, he said some things about freedom that has echoed down through the years.
The address, now known as the "Four Freedoms" address, contained
Contributed by Jim Mazzulla on Jul 18, 2011
PAUL AND FREEDOM
Paul uses the word FREEDOM 28 times in the Pauline Epistles 10 times in this Epistle to the Galatians. Paul uses the word grace 100 times in his writings. Among all the other writers of the New
Contributed by Davon Huss on Nov 28, 2011
From Robert Youngs:
I have on my table a violin string... it is free. I twist one end of it and it responds. It is free. But it is not free to do what a violin string is supposed to do--produce music. So I take it, fix it in my violin and tighten it until it is taut. Only
Contributed by Shawn Drake on Mar 20, 2021
As we conclude Galatians today, I want to further discuss your freedom in Christ. This entire letter is about not giving up your freedom in Christ for rituals.
When I worked for McDonald’s in Canyon, TX; I was an Assistant Manager. It was around this time of year, which meant we sold many
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 24, 2002
THE MOST IMPORTANT FREEDOM
Patrick Henry was a famous statesman and orator of colonial Virginia. In 1764 he was elected to the House of Burgesses where he became a champion of the frontier people, supporting their rights against the arrogant exercise of power by the aristocracy.
In 1774 he
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 31, 2002
I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze
A young Marine saluted it, and then
He stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud
With hair cut square and eyes alert
He’d stand out in any crowd.
I thought, how many men like him
Had fallen through
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 21, 2003
FREEDOM TO FIND GOD
Every president invokes God and asks his blessing. Every president promises, though not always in so many words, to lead according to moral principles rooted in Biblical tradition. The English writer G. K. Chesterton called America a “nation with the soul of a church,” and
This is a story I came up with-
A little girl asked her father what freedom meant. Her dad answered by saying, "Darling, freedom is something you can’t hold with your hands but that people have fought and died to protect. Freedom is something you can’t have without someone shedding their blood,
Everybody longs for freedom. But for many people its pursuit leads to bondage. The greatly loved Bible teacher Henrietta Mears knew the secret of true freedom, and she wanted her students to know it too. With young people in mind, she said, "A bird is free in the air. Place a bird in the water
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Freedom Isn’t Free
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.” Galatians 5: 1
No, freedom isn’t free. It comes at great cost for those “buying it.” The United States found out just how high the price could be in the final days of World War II when trying to capture a Pacific Island from
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
"Creativity requires the freedom to consider unthinkable alternatives, to doubt the