You Were Called to Freedom

Since we have been called to freedom in Christ, we must live in the good of this freedom.

1. Christian freedom is not freedom to indulge the flesh but to control the flesh.

“Christian freedom is freedom from sin, not freedom to sin. It is an unrestricted liberty of approach to God as His children, not an unrestricted liberty to wallow in our own selfishness.” —John Stott

2. Christian freedom is not freedom to exploit others but to serve others.

“Where this discipline of the tongue is practiced right from the start, individuals will make an amazing discovery. They will be able to stop constantly keeping an eye on others, judging them, condemning them, and putting them in their places and thus doing violence to them. They can now allow other Christians to live freely, just as God has brought them face to face with each other.” —Dietrich Bonhoeffer

3. Christian freedom is not freedom to ignore the law but to fulfill the law.

“He does not say if we love one another we can safely break the law in the interests of love, but that if we love another we shall fulfill the law because the whole law is summed up in this one command, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” —John Stott

4. Christian freedom is not freedom to fight with one another but to live at peace with one another.