Grow Up And Be FreeDr. Warren W. Wiersbe | October 23, 1977
Selected highlights from this sermon
Freedom and maturity are joined in a Christian’s life. By fulfilling the law, Jesus redeemed us—He purchased us in order to set us free from the law. And as we grow in our faith and in our spiritual walk with God, we can enjoy that freedom.
Pastor Wiersbe challenges us to walk in freedom from the law. Use your liberty in Christ to serve other people for the glory of God.
Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.
Grow up spiritually and you can enjoy freedom in Christ.
Freedom and maturity come together.
Examining the doctrine of freedom…
- Historically: what Israel was and what God did (Galatians 4:1-3).
- Israel was God’s heir.
- The law was the foundation of spiritual life in the Old Testament.
- The law was not given to make people grow up.
- The law protects a child so that he can grow up.
- Israel was a servant under the law.
- Jesus fulfilled the law in His life and death.
- By fulfilling the law, Jesus redeemed us.
- Redeemed means purchased to set free.
- God has adopted us and given us the position of an adult son (or daughter).
- Being under the law means immature children.
- Under grace means we are sons, treated with maturity.
- The law kept children under control.
- As sons of God, we have the same nature as our Father. We have the relationship of a son to his father.
- Under the law, we are motivated by fear, but under grace, we are motivated by love.
- Mature Christians obey out of love.
- Christian freedom is not the liberty to do anything you want.
- Children are fickle in their love, but mature people love consistently.
- Dare to walk in freedom from the law.
- Use your liberty in Christ to serve other people for the glory of God.