When we look at the pages of Scripture, it’s clear that God intends for us to “live as free people” (1 Peter 2:16) and that “it is for freedom that Christ has set us free” (Galatians 5:1). Furthermore, Jesus declared a “kingdom come”—a kingdom of complete freedom—“on earth as it is in Heaven” (Matthew 6:10), and Paul teaches this kingdom power lives in us (see Romans 8:11). This means that even in our feeble weakness, if we claim Christ and his resurrection, somehow we are God’s agents who carry freedom to the world.
So, given all these passages in the Bible, why fail to truly experience this type of freedom in our lives? We want to see the Jesus who calms the storm, frees the oppressed, heals the sick, and raises the dead (see Luke 8:22–56). Yet here we are, living our lives one small step at a time, feeling so powerless to loosen the chains that bind us, let alone helping others live in freedom.
In this study, I want to walk you through my journey into this kind of freedom and explore what the Bible says true freedom looks like for our lives. We will wrestle through tough realities, dig deep into the Scriptures, and answer questions—some easy to answer and others painful. My only request is that you leave nothing on the table. No stone unturned, no whispers unspoken, no secret still hidden. This freedom thing is costly but worth it.
Freedom is for everyone who wants it—the lost, the wounded, and those weary from all of the striving. You were meant to be free.
Will you join in this freedom journey with me? ~Rebekah