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Bondage Vs. Freedom

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The Year of the Lord’s Favor
61 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,
and the day of vengeance of our God;
to comfort all who mourn;
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17 And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,
17 And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
20 And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”
Spiritual Slavery- Because of sin humanity is in a state of slavery. But through the work of Jesus Christ, believers can break FREE from slavery to sin and enter into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Because of sin humanity is in a state of slavery. On account of the atoning work of Jesus Christ, believers can break free from slavery to sin and enter into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

Threats to Freedom In Christ (slave mindset)

Manser, M. H. (2009). Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies. London: Martin Manser.
Ignorance
Arrogance (Pride)
Reluctance
Complacency (apathy)

Benefits to Freedom In Christ (v.18)

Ignorance
Transformational Power (Spiritual & Physical Freedom)
Restoration
Bondage Breaking
New Purpose (Jesus Calling)
Arrogance (Pride)
Become Heirs and Children of God
Reluctance
Complacency (apathy)
Friends of Jesus and citizens of the kingdom
Slaves to righteousness (following Jesus)

Remaining In the Freedom In Christ (v. 19-21)

Renewal of the Mind
Submission (Accountability & Obedience)
To God
To the Word
To the Pastor
To the Church (each other) & it’s leadership
Pray without Ceasing
Guard Your Heart
Love, Forgive, & Reconcile
Reconcile
Speak Life & not death
Servant Heart for the Kingdom
Application
- 20 But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have knowledge.
20 But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have knowledge.
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