The Cross: Life and Liberty

“You have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”  Galatians 5:13

This is one of the main objects in understanding the nature of the Cross, centered in Christ. “You ran well.  Who hindered you from obeying the truth?” Galatians 5:7. Our joy when coming into the family of God is a beautiful thing to see.  As burdens fall from our backs and joy fills our hearts; we plan on this being the path to fulfillment of life.  We must learn that the under lying joy with contentment is ours; however, there are some valleys we can tumble into along the way and if not grounded in growth, we will fall back into our patterns that can hinder our growth.

Janie and Sharon review the “lusts and deeds of the flesh” to find the many traits that may still be clinging to us, unbeknown to our conscious level of thinking.  They discuss the struggle found in Romans 7 and the many reasons we find for not moving forward which brings suffering upon ourselves, as well as the body of Christ as a whole.  We seldom realize WE are a part of the problem with the “salt of the earth” losing its savor. John 8:31-32: “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.” “And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” As the center of our lives, the truth of these words free the believer that is willing to be a student of the completed word of God. “Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me” Philippians 3:12.

Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio – Grove OK 

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About proverbs3130ministry

Sharon and her husband, Terry, have two children. They reside in Grove, Ok on beautiful Grand Lake. Sharon is the founder of Proverbs 31:30 Ministry, the director of women's ministry at Grace Harbor Baptist Church; and teaches the ladies Sunday school class. Every Friday at noon she hosts Woman to Woman radio show with her friend and mentor, Janie Ratzlaff, which is broadcast live on KWXC 88.9 and kwxcradio.com. She is the author of Bible studies; Rebekah's Confidence, The F.E.A.R. of the Lord, and A Virtuous Woman: The Fairytale Story. She is passionate about the Lord and enjoys speaking at ladies conferences and retreats. She has a heart for small churches and is driven to help their ladies group.
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