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Declaring Dependence on God

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.