Week Twenty-six — Verse by Verse Devotional Series — John 8:36 — Free in Christ

Note: In honor of Independence Day this week’s study is devoted to a study of freedom.  Next week the series and the accompanying Adult Bible Study will begin a new study from the Old Testament.

Sunday, June 26

John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free you will be free indeed.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, set us free.

Thought for the day:  Rarely does the captive get to set the price for freedom.

Monday, June 27

Galatians 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.  Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

Prayer: Jesus, in you we would remain free of the world and its false hopes.

Thought for the day: When the reporter volunteered to go on the glass slide a second time, she knew beforehand the slippery descent was not a real free fall.

Tuesday, June 28

Romans 6:22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.

Prayer: Jesus, we give our thanks to you for freeing us of the bondage of sin.

Thought for the day:  A Naloxone kit is a pharmaceutical fix for a spiritual problem.

Wednesday, June 29

Isaiah 58: 6, 7 Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break ever­­y yoke?  Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter – when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away your own flesh and blood?

Prayer:  God, our Heavenly Father, may we be the instruments to set the oppressed free.

Thought for the day:  A revolution for freedom can begin within the home and the neighborhood any day.

Thursday, June 30

Ezekiel 18: 20 The son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son.  The righteousness of the righteous man will be credited to him, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against him.

Prayer:  Almighty God, may we remain free in the righteousness of Christ.

Thought for the day: Invisible fences can restrain pets even when the power is cut off.

Friday, July 1

I Peter 2:16 Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover up for evil; live as servants of God.

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, may we keep your church pure as a haven for freedom.

Thought for the day: The cow bird lays its eggs in the nest of another bird rather than raising its own chicks.

Saturday, July 2

2 John 7, 8  Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh have gone out into the world any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, may we listen only to your call to freedom.

Thought for the day: Pirated DVDs are cheap before the seller or owner is caught.


Adult Bible Study Outline

F – R – E – E

Faith guides us in Christ’s freedom. We walk by faith and not by sight.

Righteousness upholds us in Christ’s freedom. We are upright before God.

Elucidation safeguards us in Christ’s freedom. The enemy cannot deceive us.

Elevation qualifies us in Christ’s freedom. We have fellowship with God the Father, Son, and Spirit.

Photo: “Battle is O’r,” by Fr. Lawrence Lew OP on http://www.flickr.com


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