John 8: Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
 As he spake these words, many believed on him.
 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
This morning I would like to share with you how to be free.
Ephesians 1: In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Jesus Christ came down from Heaven and lived a sinless life in the flesh, dying on the cross and resurrecting from the grave for your sins and mine. This is the simple truth of the gospel. Accepting Him as your personal Savior being the only method by which to receive eternal life from God.
This truth has made us free from several things. I would like to look at theses this morning.
The first freedom I wish to look at is freedom from works. There is no work capable to expatiate our sins. No work by which we may present ourselves righteous before God. The truth of the gospel has freed us from tryin to work for our salvation.
The Bible says in Ephesians two:
Ephesians 2: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
We have also been freed from the bondage of the law. Jesus Christ having come and fulfilled the law dying under the law has paid the debt owed by our sins. Freed from the law
Romans 7: Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?
 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.
 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
The truth has also freed us from the curse. Our sins were not only paid for by His shed blood but His death and sufferings He paid the full price. It says in Galatians three:
Galatians 3: For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
The truth has also set us free from the guilt of our sins. Our sin had left a debt and brought shame and guilt on us but Jesus paid and set us free of the guilt taking it upon Himself at Calvary. It says in Romans 3:
Romans 3: Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
The truth has also freed us from the condemnation. Jesus having endured the punishment for my sins. It says in Romans 5:
Romans 5: But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
The truth has also freed us from the fear of death. Jesus Christ having tasted death for every man. I can bravely face death knowing I have been passed from death unto life through Jesus’ blood. It says in Hebrews two:
Hebrews 2: Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
The truth has set us free from sin. The old sin nature which has bound us no longer holds sway over the way we live our lives. Being born again and allowing the Holy Spirit to conform us to the image of Christ. It says in Romans six:
Romans 6: What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
How about you this morning? Would you like to be free?