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Christian Freedom

A Man Set Free

Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe | September 11, 1977

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The first chapter of Galatians is personal; in it, Paul is sharing his conversion experience. Looking at this chapter, Pastor Wiersbe identifies four freedoms Paul experienced after he was saved. These freedoms are true for all believers through grace.

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

The first chapter of Galatians is personal; it’s about Paul’s conversion experience.

When he was converted, Paul experienced four wonderful freedoms:

-       Paul experienced freedom from the bondage of sin

  • The greatest bondage in the world is sin.
  • Sinners think they’re free, but the more they sin, the more bondage they incur.
  • There are physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual types of bondage in sin.
  • Paul had to give up his personal righteousness and recognize his sins before he could be saved.
  • There is only one Gospel in the Bible—the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Grace is seen throughout the book of Galatians.

-       Paul experienced freedom from the present evil age.

  • The cares of this age try to hinder the Word of God.
  • Christians don’t belong to this world.

-       Paul experienced freedom from men.

  • Paul no longer lived to please men.
  • Paul lived his life to please God.
  • Paul did not have credentials with the authorities, but God used Paul for His ministry.
  • Your ministry better come from God.
  • Paul’s ministry, message, and motive all came directly from Jesus, not from men.

-       Paul experienced freedom from his past.

  • God changed Paul’s personality by changing his character.
  • The only way to change character is through grace.

Live free by the grace of God. 

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