"I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands." - Psalm 143:5

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sermon Prepping My Heart


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This Sunday I begin a four part series called the Four Spiritual Freedoms, loosely based on FDR’s Four Freedom Speech. I’m always amazed my pastor gives me the freedom to speak at our church (Bridge Builders Community Church)…even when he’s out of town!

I knew my subject matter for months and have been slowly building my notes and references; believing in my heart this would be a special series. I knew the Father wanted to speak about freedom (I think He’s always talking about that) in a fresh way and disturb the waters of unbelief we sometimes wade in.

What I didn’t know (at first) just how much He would be messing
with my heart.

I thought I was a “free man”, one who understood what freedom was all about. It a lot of ways I am free…but not as free as the Father wants me. It’s more than just knowing about freedom, it’s more than studying about freedom and it’s even more than understanding freedom.

It’s walking in it…completely.

These are some of the questions we’ll be exploring…

If we’re free to use our voice…what would that sound like?

If we are free to desire (in a Godly way)…what would that feel like?

If we are free to worship…how does change us?

If we are free from fear…who will we become?

Will you pray for me as I journey with my church through this series? My desire is to convey the heart of the Father who wants us to be free. My prayer is that we open ourselves to the liberty that He has for us all.

“If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.” John 8:36

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