"You will be free indeed" - A brief Bible Study on John 8:31-36 by Mike Winch
Do you feel imprisoned ??
You look at your own personal situation and wish you could break out of it. A friend of mine noticed a butterfly trapped inside his kitchen window. Outside was the freedom it desired, but it was imprisoned by the glass. As he opened the window to free the butterfly. God said, "I am going to use you to set people free." So for 20-years now, he has led a nationwide ministry offering help and counsel to people struggling with their sexuality and all the associated problems of abuse, rejection, fear, confusion, inferiority, etc. In the kitchen. God gave him a Bible verse, "So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." (John 8:36). My friend has seen many set free in Jesus.
Jesus is the way out!
Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples."(v.31). This is the first step. Believe the teaching of Jesus. Why do this? Because Jesus said that if you will hold to His teaching - "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (v.32). The truth of God's Word shows how our problems can be dealt with, if we are willing to accept His Word. Your problems may be due to circumstances or your personal sin. Whatever your need, Jesus is the answer! He is the OPEN DOOR from your personal prison (as the window was for the butterfly).
The freedom Jesus offers is life changing!
Jesus said, "I tell
you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin." (v.34). But
Jesus gave His life on the Cross to pay the price of your sin that you
might go free, and be no longer a slave to sin. That is why He said, "So
if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." (v.36). There
is no depth of sin from which Jesus cannot save. No depth of human need
that He cannot lovingly deal with in your life. He is about the business
of making broken lives whole. Why not come to the Get Free Tent
Event and find freedom in Jesus?
(The Get Free tent event was the Rochdale Town Mission held Summer 1997)