Freedom in the Gospel

From Tullian Tchvividjian’s excellent book, Jesus Plus Nothing Equals Everything,

As we better grasp of the gospel of grace, we come to see that Jesus came not as an angry tyrant to strip away our freedom but as an affectionate friend and deliverer to strip away our slavery to lesser things, so that we might become truly free. We learn from the gospel that being a slave to Christ is the essence of freedom, while being abandoned to self (which is what our culture is constantly pushing) is the essence of slavery.

Do you treat Christ like the shakles preventing your freedom, or the savior who sets you free to righteousness?

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About Patrick K. Miller

Currently I am living in Columbia serving at the University of Missouri with Veritas, The Crossing's campus ministry. In December 2010 I graduated from Mizzou with a degree in English Literature. My beautiful wife, Emily, works is an Interior Designer with a local firm. I like espresso, 30 Rock, and books. My favorite old dead guys are John Owen, Augustine and Francis Schaeffer. You should read something by them.
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