Biblical Text: John 17:11-19
Full Text – note, I deviated more from this text than I typically do.
Here is the question you need to ask yourself – are we bound creatures needing freedom, or largely free creatures needing strict guidelines?
How you answer that question will determine how you hear (or don’t hear) the gospel.
The stories come from the papers and the world of finance. The bottom line, the fact that everything can be reduced to a number and measured, and the relentless pressure to turn in a specific number drive home the lessons of the law and how we are all bound to unobtainable expectations. Only in Christ by the power of the Spirit are we free to produce real fruit.