Our Prayer for the Monday After: Selfie: Free

TheMondayAfterPrayerEach Monday we’ll be bringing Sunday into the work week by sharing a prayer for the week based on the Sunday sermon. You can now catch the sermon blogs written by our blogging team Wednesdays, where they’ll offer a mid-week shot of espresso to help re-energize, encourage and challenge us in the midst of our work weeks! 

The Monday After Sunday, April 26, 2015: Selfie: Free (Listen by clicking!)

Yesterday, Pastor Josh Petersen continued the Selfie series with the message, Free.

We looked at John 8:31-35

4.26.15 blog“31 Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. 32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

33 “But we are descendants of Abraham,” they said. “We have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean, ‘You will be set free’?”

34 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave of sin. 35 A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son is part of the family forever.”

Pastor Josh highlighted a few things:

1. “We have defined freedom as how much we are in charge. True freedom has nothing to do with you calling the shots.”

2. “True freedom has nothing to do with me calling the shots. It’s about me being free up to do what You, God, want me to do. We find true freedom in that.” -Pastor Josh Petersen #icselfie #freedom

For the next seven days:

Ask yourself: What would it look like if I willfully gave up my sense of freedom to live accordingly to God’s purposes?