Born to Die for Our Freedom
Patrick Henry,  <ul><li>Who is called the firebrand of the American Revolution, is still remembered for his words, “Give m...
<ul><li>“ An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us.  But we shall not fight our battle alone.  There ...
You see from the beginning of our nation, our leaders have seen that true freedom comes from God.
A short distance from the Pentagon, inscribed with an iron stylus on blocks of granite, the walls of the Jefferson Memoria...
<ul><li>&quot;And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure, when we have removed their only firm basis, a convictio...
From now until the Sunday before July the 4th, we will be preaching on the freedoms of Christ.
Luke 4:17-21 <ul><li>(17)  And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the boo...
“ to set at liberty them that are bruised, “ <ul><li>How do you become bruised? </li></ul><ul><li>You become bruised by be...
The ways you are spiritually beaten: <ul><li>1. Beaten by events in life  </li></ul><ul><li>2. Beaten by Satan  </li></ul>...
1. We are beaten by events in life.  <ul><li>We live in a fallen world…  life beats on us. </li></ul><ul><li>Genesis 3:17-...
Bad things happen to us because bad things happen to us… <ul><li>Jesus said… </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 5:45  “That ye may ...
2. We are beaten by Satan.  <ul><li>Paul speaks… </li></ul><ul><li>2 Corinthians 12:7 “And lest I should be exalted above ...
Satan will: <ul><li>Use demons </li></ul><ul><li>“ the  messenger  of Satan  to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above ...
Satan will  <ul><li>Use situations </li></ul><ul><li>Use others </li></ul><ul><li>Ephesians 6:12  For we wrestle not again...
3. We are beaten by ourselves <ul><li>Low self esteem…  </li></ul><ul><li>We start believing what others say about us </li...
But Christ has come to “ set at liberty them that are bruised ” <ul><li>He frees you from the beating… </li></ul><ul><li>I...
1. Jesus takes control of your life  <ul><li>Do you feel your life is out of control? </li></ul><ul><li>Let Jesus take con...
<ul><li>Jesus take the wheel Take it from my hands Cause I can't do this on my own I'm letting go So give me one more chan...
2. Jesus frees you from Satan  <ul><li>Just call out to Jesus and he will pound Satan for you… </li></ul><ul><li>Did you e...
3. Jesus frees you from yourself… <ul><li>He paid a price for you.. you are not worthless.. </li></ul><ul><li>When you con...
(21)  And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. <ul><li>Today you can be set free…...
SOooo…. <ul><li>1. Do you feel life has you trapped?   Call on Jesus… </li></ul><ul><li>2. Do you feel that Satan has been...
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Born To Die For Our Freedom

  1. 1. Born to Die for Our Freedom
  2. 2. Patrick Henry, <ul><li>Who is called the firebrand of the American Revolution, is still remembered for his words, “Give me liberty or give me death”. </li></ul><ul><li>But in current textbooks the context of these words is deleted. Here is what he said: </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle sir, is not to the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. You see from the beginning of our nation, our leaders have seen that true freedom comes from God.
  5. 5. A short distance from the Pentagon, inscribed with an iron stylus on blocks of granite, the walls of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington proclaim the words of our third President:
  6. 6. <ul><li>&quot;And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure, when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice can not sleep forever.&quot; </li></ul>
  7. 7. From now until the Sunday before July the 4th, we will be preaching on the freedoms of Christ.
  8. 8. Luke 4:17-21 <ul><li>(17) And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, </li></ul><ul><li>(18) The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, </li></ul><ul><li>(19) To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. </li></ul><ul><li>(20) And he closed the book, and he gave [it] again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. </li></ul><ul><li>(21) And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. </li></ul>
  9. 9. “ to set at liberty them that are bruised, “ <ul><li>How do you become bruised? </li></ul><ul><li>You become bruised by being beaten… </li></ul>
  10. 10. The ways you are spiritually beaten: <ul><li>1. Beaten by events in life </li></ul><ul><li>2. Beaten by Satan </li></ul><ul><li>3. Beaten by ourselves </li></ul>
  11. 11. 1. We are beaten by events in life. <ul><li>We live in a fallen world… life beats on us. </li></ul><ul><li>Genesis 3:17-18 </li></ul><ul><li>(17) And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed [is] the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat [of] it all the days of thy life; </li></ul><ul><li>(18) Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; </li></ul><ul><li>Circumstances beyond our control burdens us… </li></ul><ul><li>We lose a job. </li></ul><ul><li>We develop a disease. </li></ul><ul><li>A loved one dies. </li></ul><ul><li>You try over and over to do something, but fail every time… </li></ul>
  12. 12. Bad things happen to us because bad things happen to us… <ul><li>Jesus said… </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 5:45 “That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good , and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust .” </li></ul>
  13. 13. 2. We are beaten by Satan. <ul><li>Paul speaks… </li></ul><ul><li>2 Corinthians 12:7 “And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me , lest I should be exalted above measure.” </li></ul>
  14. 14. Satan will: <ul><li>Use demons </li></ul><ul><li>“ the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.” </li></ul><ul><li>ἄγγελος = aggelos = ang'-el-os = Angel A Messenger </li></ul><ul><li>“ The aggelos of Satan” = “The angel of Satan”… </li></ul>
  15. 15. Satan will <ul><li>Use situations </li></ul><ul><li>Use others </li></ul><ul><li>Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places]. </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Christians </li></ul><ul><li>Christians </li></ul>
  16. 16. 3. We are beaten by ourselves <ul><li>Low self esteem… </li></ul><ul><li>We start believing what others say about us </li></ul><ul><li>Guilt of past failures </li></ul><ul><li>Shame of past failures </li></ul>
  17. 17. But Christ has come to “ set at liberty them that are bruised ” <ul><li>He frees you from the beating… </li></ul><ul><li>If you saw some one beating an innocent victim, would you stop them… </li></ul><ul><li>That is what Jesus came into the world to do…. </li></ul><ul><li>To stop the beating! To set free the victims. </li></ul>
  18. 18. 1. Jesus takes control of your life <ul><li>Do you feel your life is out of control? </li></ul><ul><li>Let Jesus take control.. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus Take the Wheel … by Carrie Underwood </li></ul><ul><li>(second verse) </li></ul><ul><li>It was still getting colder when she made it to the shoulder And the car came to a stop She cried when she saw that baby in the backseat sleeping like a rock And for the first time in a long time She bowed her head to pray She said I'm sorry for the way I've been living my life I know I've got to change So from now on tonight </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Jesus take the wheel Take it from my hands Cause I can't do this on my own I'm letting go So give me one more chance To save me from this road I'm on Jesus take the wheel </li></ul><ul><li>When life comes flying at you, and you feel out of control…Give it to Jesus, and let Him have control of your life… </li></ul><ul><li>True Freedom comes when you surrender to Christ. </li></ul>
  20. 20. 2. Jesus frees you from Satan <ul><li>Just call out to Jesus and he will pound Satan for you… </li></ul><ul><li>Did you ever have a big brother you could call on… </li></ul><ul><li>Satan don’t want to mess with us too much.. </li></ul><ul><li>Our big brother is bigger than he is. </li></ul><ul><li>We are heirs with Christ. (Romans 8:17) </li></ul><ul><li>Satan trembles with fear (James 2:19) </li></ul><ul><li>His final abode is in the Lake of Fire (Rev. 20:10) </li></ul>
  21. 21. 3. Jesus frees you from yourself… <ul><li>He paid a price for you.. you are not worthless.. </li></ul><ul><li>When you confess your sins to Him… he forgives them immediately… </li></ul><ul><li>1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. </li></ul><ul><li>Shame is a tool of Satan.. a lie that we carry around too much. </li></ul><ul><li>Forgive yourself if Christ has forgiven you…. </li></ul>
  22. 22. (21) And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. <ul><li>Today you can be set free… </li></ul><ul><li>Christ came.. He was victorious… so today you can be set free…. </li></ul><ul><li>What better day to be set free from something than no memorial day Sunday? </li></ul>
  23. 23. SOooo…. <ul><li>1. Do you feel life has you trapped? Call on Jesus… </li></ul><ul><li>2. Do you feel that Satan has been picking on you? Call on Jesus… </li></ul><ul><li>3. Do you feel that you have been beaten by your own sins? Call on Jesus… </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus came to set you Free will you let him? </li></ul>

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