Sermons on “Freedom”

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Uptown Service, “A Hell of Our Own Making”

What we choose to care about can cause us more pain than we think. Something like Hell can come on earth but we can be freed as well.

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Traditional Service, “Known”

Human beings have two incompatible desires: To be fully free and to be fully known. The Good Shepherd with his crook seems like an unlikely solution to this dilemma, but there is a way forward.

Bishop Anthony Burton

Traditional Service, “Orpah’s Kiss”

The circumstances of your life do not determine your freedom. What determines your freedom is what you have the courage to let go.

The Rev. Canon Michael Gilton

Uptown Service, “Free to Relate”

Because we are free in Christ, that freedom shapes our relationships. Relationships enslaved to sin are marked by “glory emptiness,” the constant struggle to seek our worth by comparison to others. Free in Christ, we preach the Gospel to ourselves, giving us courage and confidence to love others as Jesus loved us.

Jon Jordan

Uptown Service, “From Law to Logos: The Sobering Beauty of Freedom in Christ”

Freedom in Christ is not the type of freedom that we have always thought we wanted. This is a sobering freedom, one that involves full, unqualified submission to the will of another person. But it is also a beautiful freedom, one in which we know we are being guided and formed by the One who created the world and the One who knows us best.