John 8:36 - Freedom Like No Other!
John 8:36 (NLT) So if the Son sets you free,
you are truly free.
We all have giants in life that we face,
severe hardships, and seemingly insurmountable
obstacles and temptations.
The apostle Paul reminded the believers
in Corinth, The temptations in your life are
no different from what others experience. And
God is faithful. He will not allow the
temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are
tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can
endure (1 Corinthians 10:13 NLT).
Whatever youre going through isnt
unique, necessarily, to you. Someone else is facing
- or has faced - something similar. Its
just a matter of what, where, or who your giant
The giant Goliath whom David faced
wasnt always a giant. When he was born, he
probably was a very large baby and even a very
demanding baby. But then he grew into a giant of a
man. This serves as a reminder that giants
dont usually start out as giants. They typically
We dont treat them seriously and
dont see them as the threat they are, but they
grow bigger and bigger with the passing of time.
So often thats how sin works. It starts in a
way that doesnt seem so threatening.
Remember, it was a woman named Delilah
who brought down the mighty Samson. The name
Delilah, by the way, means delicate. Samson
underestimated her, and we know the rest of the story.
We need to understand that sin doesnt
usually start big; it starts small. But we also need
to realize there is no giant that should be
overpowering and taunting us, because the Bible reminds
us, He who is in you is greater than he who
is in the world (1 John 4:4 NKJV).
God is in control, and He is more
powerful than our adversary. [Greg Laurie from
Harvest Ministries; https://www.harvestdaily.com]
Sometimes we feel stuck and begin to
wonder if we will ever change. We let others label
us and we start to believe them. We feel
haunted by past mistakes and don't know how to move
No matter what you've done or haven't
done, God's power is big enough to change you.
There is no sin too great for God's grace. There
is no habit too big for his healing. There is
no label too strong for his love. Let me put it
another way, because I want you to believe this:
God's power is bigger than your past.
And his power is rooted in his love for
you. He knows who you really are no matter what
others may label you - or what you label yourself.
What's true about you now doesn't have to be true
about you later. The goal is not to "reinvent"
yourself by striving to be some perfect person but to
allow God to give you an extreme makeover by
uncovering your true self in his image, redeemed
through Christ. What once was no longer has to be.
God can and will break the labels that have held
You have freedom in Christ to become who
you were meant to be.
Dear Father, I'm so grateful that you
know everything I've done and still love me. Give
me strength to overcome my past mistakes and to
move into the fullness of who you created me to
be. [Daily Power by Craig Groeschel]
You Think I'm In Jail...... is what the
young man asked, and it seemed like it from where
I sat - for he was on the other side of the
His life story was one continual conflict
with the law. He was sent to reform school as
soon as he was old enough. He was an "alumnus" of
the advanced school for incorrigible youth. Now
he had matriculated into the "big house" - his
entrance examination came by way of an armed
Sitting in the gray atmosphere of prison,
he was seeking some way of escape - then found
it in the Bible. Now, as he expressed it, he
was no longer in prison; he was free in Jesus
Christ. So he emphatically stated, "You think I'm in
jail? No way! You want to know who's in jail?" He
swept his hands in a wide circle. "I'll tell you.
All those people who don't know Christ - they're
the ones in jail." [SDA Stewardship Devotional]
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS PASSAGE
John 8:36 - Freedom Like No Other!
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
Steps to Peace by Billy Graham:
A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
Seeking God Made Real:
Prayer Made Real:
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David
DeRose, MD, MPH:
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Lifting Up Jesus Bible Studies:
Amazing Facts Bible Studies:
Hope Awakens Bible Study Guides:
Glow Tract Video Bible Studies:
LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
Panorama of Prophecy with Pastor Doug
Islam and Christianity in Prophecy, The
Third and Final Conflict by Tim Roosenberg:
Unlocking Bible Prophecies by Cami Oetman of
Adventist World Radio: https://www.awr.org/bible
Hope Awakens by John Bradshaw of IIW:
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet: