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Get Out Of Jail Free

Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe | September 28, 1975

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Because of His grace, Jesus offers believers great blessings that free us from the bondage, burden, and bankruptcy of sin. Pastor Wiersbe dives into the consequences of sin and the damage to our lives it brings about, but then shows us what the amazing work of Jesus can do to break the hold of sin in our lives.

It is a marvelous reality to belong to Jesus Christ.

Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.


Paul praisedGod for His great grace, despite his (Paul’s) circumstances.

Jesus has savedus from the needs caused by sin: the bondage, the burden, and the bankruptcy.

It is a marvelous reality to belong to Jesus Christ.

Three blessings from God the Son:

-      Jesus has redeemedus by His blood.

  • Redemption takes care of our bondageto sin.
  • Sin promises freedombut always brings bondage.
  • Sin brings mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual bondage.
  • Even though Jesus is the beloved Son of God, God was willing to give His Son, and Jesus was willing to give His life to redeem us.
  • Redemption through Jesus’ blood means no one can redeem themselves.
  • Redemption can be interpreted three ways in Scripture: to purchase in the slave market, to purchase for oneself, and to purchase and set free.
  • There is no other way Jesus could have set us free because blood means life.

-      Jesus has forgivenus by His grace.

  • Forgiveness takes care of the burdenand guiltof sin.
  • Sin promises pleasure but always brings sorrow.
  • Guilt is a combination of fear, dread, judgement, and shame.
  • We are wasting the blessings God has given you if you use them for ourselves.
  • Jesus removesour sin from us as far as the east is from the west.
  • Forgiveness means to send away.

-      Jesus has enrichedus with His grace that made forgiveness possible.

  • Enrichment takes care of bankruptcyof sin.
  • Sin promises enrichment but always brings spiritual poverty.
  • We have the riches of God’s grace, glory, and mercy.
  • Our riches in Christ are so great they are unsearchable.
  • God gives to us according to His riches, not out of His riches.

Jesus became a prisoner that we might have redemption, a sinner that we might have forgiveness, and became poor that we might be rich in Him. 

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