The wondrous and joy giving truth of the gospel is that while we were enemies of God, He sent Jesus to die for the ungodly. We are totally undeserving, weak and unable to save ourselves. But God has demonstrated his love for us and His holiness in sending Jesus to die for sinners. It is only through Jesus' death and life that we receive reconciliation to God.
As we celebrated our national freedom this weekend, this week's sermon focused on our spiritual freedom in Jesus. Far more liberating and wonderful is our freedom from the law of sin and death. For God has done what we could not in that he has set us free through Jesus. This week's message exposits Romans 8:1-11 and the very heart of the gospel.