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Memory Monday – Week 71

After being out of town the last 4 weekends, one of the things I was looking forward to most this past weekend was going to church. I crave it. It feels like home to me. I loved the word our pastor shared which included John 8:32, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Jesus is the truth (John 14:6). When we know him, we become more free. 

The truth overtakes every lie. Every sin. Every feeling of condemnation. If you don’t know the truth (Jesus or the word) then you can’t be free from sin. This verse refers to ‘you’ as anyone who is a believer in Jesus.

In John 8:34, Jesus says that everyone who sins is a slave to sin. This is the exact opposite of verse 32. Being in bondage to sin is the exact opposite of what Jesus has paid for. He paid for our freedom on the cross.  All sin does is enslaves us, dictates us, and controls us. There is no freedom when we are bound to sin. 

If you wonder why you feel like you are in bondage to something (money, status, etc) turn from focusing on this world to focusing on Jesus. The more you focus on the truth (both Jesus and His word) the more free you will become. For where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom!

Memory Monday - Week 71 - John 8:32 - Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free

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16 Comments
  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    Posted at 07:40h, 27 October Reply

    What a wonderful word and a wonderful scripture!

    I’m missed church 2 weeks in a row because I’ve been so sick. I went this past weekend to our women’s conference but then Saturday night started to feel sick again so I missed church yesterday. I know what you’re talking about when you say you’ve been missing it.

    Fortunately my church records their services and puts the podcasts on their website. I listened last night and the message was a strong… “I will be with you.” The perfect thing for me to hear when I’m wallowing in sickness.

    Thanks for sharing this message this morning – a wonderful truth to start the week with!
    xoxo

  • jennifer prod
    Posted at 09:00h, 27 October Reply

    a wonderful post to start my morning <3 welcome home sweet girl! (well, even if you were just away for the weekends, ya know..)

  • Mel @ there is a higher hope
    Posted at 09:42h, 27 October Reply

    Sin DEFINITELY keeps you in bondage. So thankful for the blood of Christ that redeems us and sets us free. XO

  • Jessi Otey
    Posted at 10:30h, 27 October Reply

    Great post Caroline! I need to settle in to a new church around our home and it really makes me wish hubby was back home already!

  • Mia @ MakeMeUpMia
    Posted at 11:37h, 27 October Reply

    I am the same, I crave it too and miss it when we are gone. I’m thankful to be able to watch online occasionally, but definitely prefer being there 🙂

  • Gen Delali
    Posted at 12:24h, 27 October Reply

    i totally agree! more of Jesus leaves no room for wrong addictions!

  • Kim Adams Morgan
    Posted at 13:53h, 27 October Reply

    Caroline, I love how we can always look to His Word and find Truth for every need in our life.

  • Jojo
    Posted at 15:54h, 27 October Reply

    Ah this is exactly what I tell my husband. He needs to stop focusing on what he can’t control and seek God to feel happuer/free. At the end of the day we will prevail.

  • Heather @ Mrs Southern Bride
    Posted at 20:16h, 27 October Reply

    That verse has always meant so much to me. Paints the perfect picture of what Christ has done for us.

  • Elaina
    Posted at 21:21h, 27 October Reply

    Love this. Thank you for sharing.

  • Beka
    Posted at 22:58h, 27 October Reply

    I <3 this verse! I think it's so easy for us to get our eyes off the truth – both Jesus and The Word {which are the same}. Thanks for sharing. I'm glad you got to go to church. A good church family is a HUGE blessing.

  • Elisha
    Posted at 23:37h, 27 October Reply

    awe yes! The truth always sets us free from all forms of bondages including sin, sickness, disease, death, infertility and the list goes on!. Love this promise from the Lord. xo

  • Tania // Run To Radiance
    Posted at 10:05h, 28 October Reply

    Agreed. I have totally gotten that achey, lonely-for-home feeling after missing church for too long. Freedom, ahhh. That’s where I want to be.

  • Emily @ EatLoveProcreate
    Posted at 18:19h, 28 October Reply

    Oh man am I jonesing for some church so bad lately! I am sitting here asking myself what I’m in bondage of. I don’t know if this counts, but I think it’s perfectionism…not letting stuff go quickly enough, beating myself up over mistakes, having high expectations of others. Lifelong struggle and something I’ve had to work on forever. That scripture if great, because I think when we can at least admit what’s going on, only then can we allow God to help us change.

  • Angela
    Posted at 20:32h, 28 October Reply

    We haven’t found a church that we go to regularly yet… so I know that feeling so well! I really miss going to church, I feel so great after we go!

  • Tiffany (A Touch of Grace)
    Posted at 15:45h, 29 October Reply

    One of my favorite verses. The truth will set you free. I am missing church so much lately. It’s a long story, but I’m hoping we’ll return soon.

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