Friday, July 5, 2024

Letter from the Pastor: Friday, July 5, 2024 - "Embracing the Responsibility of Freedom"

Dear Beloved in Christ,

I greet you warmly as we reflect on the message of true freedom in Christ that we have been exploring this week. Yesterday, we celebrated our national independence, and today, I want to focus on the responsibility that comes with the freedom we have in Christ.

In 1 Peter 2:16, we are reminded, "For you are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil." This verse beautifully captures the balance between liberty and responsibility. Our freedom in Christ is not a license to live selfishly or indulge in sin; rather, it is a call to live righteously and to serve others with love.

Galatians 5:13 echoes this sentiment: "For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love." As followers of Christ, we are called to reflect His character in our daily lives, using our freedom to advance His kingdom and to be a blessing to others.

I encourage you to consider how you can use your freedom to honor God and serve those around you. Whether through acts of kindness, sharing the gospel, or living out the principles of Christ in your interactions, let us strive to be faithful stewards of the freedom we have been given.

May our lives be a testament to the grace and truth of Jesus Christ, and may we inspire others to embrace the freedom and responsibility that come with being His followers.

In Christ’s service,
Brother Jesse
Co-founder & Sr. Chaplain
SFIHG Ministries

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