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We want to see every individual free to be the unique person God created them to be. It was for freedom that Christ has set us free – and we want to see people freed from hurts, habits and hang-ups to walk into the hope and future God has for them.

Key Verse

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm then, and do not let yourselves become burdened again by a yoke of slavery.’ (Galatians 5:1)

God places a high value on freedom. He didn’t design people to be robots or puppets controlled by Him and only able to carry programmed actions – forced to love and serve God out of duty with no choice in the matter. He wanted us to be free to know Him, love Him and serve Him voluntarily and so He gave us freewill and an alternative choice. He made it possible for us to choose a life without Him – a choice which came with deadly consequences. We read in the Bible that God is the creator and sustainer of life and in Him all things hold together. Without Him, everything began to fall apart and sin, death, sickness and pain all became part of our human experience. Our free choice actually caused us to become prisoners.

Father God was not surprised by our decision to go our own way but He did not want us to be trapped in a prison of sin, unforgiveness, despair and hopelessness – separated from Him forever. He already had a plan. Jesus’ death and resurrection made a way for us to be set free! We are no longer separated from God nor condemned to punishment and death. We have been given a new heart and a new identity as sons and daughters of God.

We are set free from the prison of sin, from condemnation, from the kingdom of darkness and death and also from having to follow all the Laws given to Moses. (Rom 8:28; Gal 3:22; Rom 6:18) However, until Jesus comes again and all things are made new, we do still experience temptation, pain and suffering, and the consequences of our actions (sowing and reaping).

We are also not necessarily set instantly free from the hurts, habits and hang-ups of our past or struggles with our ‘old nature’ Part of growing in maturity as a Christian is a step by step process of coming to know the truth and walking into the freedom that Jesus died to bring us.

At Broadmead, we want each person to be free to be the unique person God created them to be and to be released from anything which might hold them back from walking in the true freedom that Jesus promised.

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