Celebrating our Freedom in Christ

      

We aim to free God's people to be growing, fruitful disciples of Jesus Christ.

The scripture assures us "it is for freedom that Christ has set us free". We need not be entangled in the yoke of slavery to sins. (Galatians 5:1-2)

Jesus' mission was foretold in Isaiah 61:1-4:

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion - to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. NIV

Many people identify with the words "Poor, brokenhearted, captive, imprisoned, and mourning". Perhaps they have been crushed by the world and life experiences and they yearn for liberation. Jesus came with good news for them - Celebration!

And many Christians are ineffective and unfruitful - "Stuck in a rut" - the cares of life have impeded their spiritual growth. They may attend church, but living a life of freedom, joy, victory and serviced for Christ seems like a distant dream.

Jesus has great news for disciples - Flourish!

Those who truly know Christ want their life to be useful and fruitful. And Christian leaders desire to see the church family to be growing healthy and strong in Christ, fruitfully serving the needs of the church and the community.

Christ is the answer - He is the truth that sets free both the broken sinner as well as the unfruitful believer.