Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness (Part 2)

I’d like to get back to the comparison of the phrase – “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” to I John 1:1-4.

In this second post, let’s look at LIBERTY (vv. 2-3)

The Church of God consists of His people. You can build a building and put the name church on it, but that does not make it so. His church is made up of changed people who are called to live a life which is witness to His power.

He has endowed us with the freedom to come together in Him. Free to be witnesses of Him.

As a police officer for about 10 years, I sat in many courtrooms and listened to many witnesses. There is a key word which is always considered when listening to a witness and evaluating their testimony. Credibility . Some of them could come up with some pretty wild testimony – it just wasn’t very convincing. You could listen to them and tell they had not experienced what they were testifying to.   

God has offered us His freedom. But far too many people who say they have experienced that freedom are still in bondage to sin. Far too many Christians aren’t living in the full extent of the freedom He gives.

As a Christian witness, how is your credibility?

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