August 2015 Pastor Letter

How would you define freedom? Although we usually associate it with opportunities to pursue our rights, ambitions, and dreams without hindrance from government, Jesus spoke of a deeper form of liberty—a freedom that pertains to the condition of our souls. God wants to free us from every internal form of bondage that prevents us from becoming all that He created us to be. The method for achieving this kind of freedom does not come through war or revolution, but by the knowledge of truth. That’s why Jesus said, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free” (John 8:31-32). Although it may seem like we already have all the freedom we need, at one point or another we’ve all been held...