Freedom is all the rage in America and has been since its founding in 1776. Now as in 1776 many Americans appear to define freedom as their right to live autonomously. Among many, there is a deep-seated conviction that no one including the government or the living God can in any way infringe on my freedom to do as I please with my own life.
On the surface that can be an appealing definition of freedom. Shouldn’t I be the judge of the best way to live my life to its fullest? No, we’re not, and America is a living example of the perils of an approach to life which values individual autonomy above all else. Perhaps that’s what was behind Dr. King’s rousing refrain free at Last, free at last, thank God Almighty, we’re free at last! He believed that true freedom in this society came through the desire to lay down your rights to serve others instead of exercising individual autonomy to dominate them.
Join us this Sunday, October 24th at 4:00 PM Pacific Time as we hear God’s word from Romans 6 on the true freedom of God’s people to serve our Lord which inevitably leads to a flourishing life of serving others.
We meet in person at the Wackford Community Center (9014 Bruceville Rd, Elk Grove, CA 95758) or online at https://www.newcitysac.org/tune-in.