Daily Devotional
You Are Free to Sin But that Is Not Freedom

“Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”

John 8:36


Ponder This

You may say, “I don't want to belong to Jesus; I want to be free.” Well, you will only become free when you belong to Jesus Christ.

If a train says, “I don't want to run on these tracks; I want to be free,” how far do you think it will go? Here's a kite tied to a string. It says, “I don't want to be tied to a string, I want to be free.” The string breaks and down it goes. If a tree planted in the earth says, “I don't want to be planted in the earth; I want to be free,” and it's jerked up from the earth, will it live? Freedom is found in Jesus Christ.

Everything that is truly free is functioning as God made it to function. Just as a train was made to run on rails, God made you to serve the Lord Jesus Christ—to know Him, love Him, and keep His laws. Freedom is found in Jesus Christ, “for in Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28).

Practice This

You are free to sin, but that's not freedom. It's only freedom to die and go to Hell. Real freedom comes from Jesus Christ. Yield your life to Jesus Christ. Then you will know the true freedom only He can give you.

FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.