June 14, 2015 ”Ransom” is part 2 in the series on Gospel Words.
Jesus describes our situation in fairly dire terms, “Truly I say to you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.” Our problem isn’t simply behavioral but a way of being. It’s not simply that we act like slaves, we are slaves – slaves to sin. What hope do we have unless someone purchases our freedom? Jesus said he came to set the captives free by offering his life for ours as the price of our redemption.
Martin Luther, “A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none. A Christian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all.”
June 14, 2015
Pastor Bob Lynn