The idea of freedom today is that man is free from restrictions to live the way wishes. Spiritually speaking the same kind of thing can happen; we can be fooled into thinking that our independence (freedom) in Christ means that we are no longer a dependent people.
I. FREEDOM – FROM SIN
A. No other freedom compares (John 8:31-36; Eph 1:3).
B. No other freedom produces such joy (Acts 8:38-39).
II. FREEDOM – FROM THE OLD LAW
A. No one could keep it (John 7:19; Acts 7:52-53).
B. No one could be saved by it (Gal 3:24-25; Rom 3:19-20).
III. FREEDOM – FROM HOPELESSNESS
A. A false hope is enslaving.
B. A true hope is freeing (1 Pet 1:3-8; Rom 6:17-18).
IV. DECLARE YOUR DEPENDENCE – ON GOD
A. As the sinless Son of God (John 5:30-35; 6:38; 7:16; 17:4).
B. As a nation (Prov 14:13).
C. As a Christian (Jas 1:12-13).
D. As a family (Psa 127:1).
V. DECLARE YOUR DEPENDENCE – TO GOD
A. For counsel that is always true (Psalms 19:7-11).
VI. DECLARE YOUR DEPENDENCE – ON GOD’S FORGIVENESS
A. For salvation we can always know (Rom 6:20-23).
If you want to be independent, You must declare your dependence on God, His Son and His Word.