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freedom in Christ- Gal 5

Galatians 5:1, 13-25
Imagine that the Prime minister of Canada made a special announcement that tickets for traffic violations would no longer be given. You won’t get a ticket for running a red light. You won’t get a ticket for speeding. You could drive on the wrong side of the road and no police will pull you over. … Would you drive any differently? … You are free from the condemnation of the law, but there are still consequences to our actions. You are free from receiving a ticket, but you might still feel the consequences of driving dangerously. We think of freedom in a pretty individualistic way. In the modern western mindFreedom is being allowed to do whatever I want, whenever I want, with whoever I want.  Freedom is being unrestricted in deciding to do whatever we desire to do. Freedom is having no responsibilities, and no interference with us reaching our desired goal. This is a concept of freedom many people carry around with them.      We think of slavery as the flip side of th…