All of us are highly complex individuals with our own hang-ups, complexities, contradictions, and paradoxes. We say one thing and we do another. We desire one thing but our life reflects the exact opposite. We do what we should not do and we don’t do what we should do. We are a fractured mess of unrealized expectations, shattered dreams, unfulfilled longings, and a stark realization then when we wake up in the morning or go to sleep at night, when the noise of the day is gone, or when we have a few minutes alone with just ourselves and our thoughts, we have this sinking feeling that we haven’t accomplished as much as we possibly can and we squandered the resources that we had and we’ve buried the talents that God has given us.
You find yourself in this cycle of realizing you aren’t what you should be, you aren’t what you need to be, you aren’t where you want to be, and every day, you are continuing to become something, or someone, that you don’t really know whether it is something that you’ll be satisfied with or even proud of. What is it that entrapped you or enslaved you, what is it that you have not been freed from or what is it that you are not free from, or what is it that you are a slave to, that you have given your life over to, that has a stronghold over you, that has you shackled, that you are chained to, and whatever that is, it is keeping you from the peace, joy and hope and fulfillment that the Bible promises to those that come to Christ and drink from the well of his unlimited grace, righteousness, and mercy? In this powerful message, Pastor Kipko unpacks from the Bible how you can find freedom in Christ, by looking at the story of the Israelites crossing the Red Sea and how God rescued them from Egypt.
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