The Price of Freedom – October 3, 2021

Preached by Pastor Kunle Oladebo

Galatians 5:1 (AMP) 

  1. Highlights 
    • Human beings are designed for freedom – God created man in His own image with a free will
      • Free will:  your own ability to make your own choice
      • Nobody wants to live in bondage
    • Freedom comes when you know the truth 
      • Know and practice or act on it
    • Freedom comes with limitations 
      • You are still subject to the law of the land
      • Galatians 5:13  For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” (NKJV)
      • Living under the love of Christ
    • Freedom in Christ is living under divine authority
      • We have a price to pay to sustain our freedom in Christ
    • The freedom comes at a cost 
  2. Financial Freedom 
    • The price for financial freedom
    • Ability to take risk – no risk, no venture
    • Grace for contentment – can take risks that make you lose all your money
      • Godliness with contentment comes with great gain
    • 1 Timothy 6:6  But godliness actually is a source of great gain when accompanied by contentment [that contentment which comes from a sense of inner confidence based on the sufficiency of God].” AMP
  3. Career Freedom 
    • Create a niche for yourself – doing something that makes you valuable at any point in time
    • Activating divine favour:  Add value, but you need divine favour
    • Proverbs 3:3 – 4 “Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder.  Write them deep within your heart. Then you will find favor with both God and people and you will earn a good reputation.” (NLT) 
  4. Healthy Living 
    • A disciplined lifestyle – what you eat, when you eat, how you eat 
    • Tapping into the power of divine healing
    • Jeremiah 17:14 “O Lord, if you heal me, I will be truly healed; if you save me, I will be truly saved. My praises are for you alone!” (NLT)
    • Continue in the service of God for divine health
    • Psalm 105:37 “And he brought them forth with silver and gold, and there was not one sick person among their tribes.” (JUB) 
  5. A Joyful Heart 
    • Requires the ability to be patient 
    • Romans 12:12  “Let your hope make you glad. Be patient in time of trouble and never stop praying.” (CEV)
    • Waiting on the Lord
    • Isaiah 40:31 “But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” (NKJV)
  6. Securing Eternity 
    • Readiness to live a holy life
    • The lifestyle of holiness is in self-denial
    • Luke 9:23 “Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” (NKJV)
    • Mathew 16:25