PP1bJan Blakey’s Freedom In Christ presentation at Pentecost: Power to the People! held on Sunday 25 May 2015 at St Cedd’s, Stifford Clays.

Galations 5:1 says: “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.”

2 Corithians 5:17 declares: “If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here!”

John 1:12 makes the procalmation: “Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His Name, He gave the right to become children of God – Children not born of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.”

We are His Children. You are His child.

You are significant, secure, and accepted.

I have had the privilege of seeing people from all walks of life being changed because they have started to understand their own identity as a child of God and what that means in its fulness.

You know, it is incredible the lies we believe – and the bible tells us quite clearly who the father of lies is.

Yet even more so the bible makes it very clear that Jesus is Truth.

The Freedom In Christ  course helps us to understand the lies we believe and to learn Truth.

No matter where we have come from, what our history is, or the baggage we’ve accumilated on the way, we are all set free from it all because we are His children.

When we understand the Truth – Christ in us, and that ressurection power has delt with it all – we live in freedom.

Many of us who have completed this course have found it liberating. It has shown us:

  • how to overcome our past
  • how to deal with the challenges we face each day
  • how to maintain a positive hope for the future that we had not understood before

Some of the comments people have made after completing the course have been:

  • “I wish I had known the is when I first became a Christian the teaching is so easy to understand No one ever explained things this way before.”
  • “I’ve experienced many courses that helped to become a Christian, but this is the first that helped to be one.”
  • “Our people have been encouraged and motivated to move up a gear. Many shared that they feel somehow ‘different’ and are experiencing a deeper sense of inward freedom. It has brought unity into our fellowship like never before.”
  • “This is a unique course because it privides the opportunity to know what it means to be a child of God;  to know the truth that sets free; to get radically right with God; to remove things that hinder our enjoyment of Father God; and to move on to maturity.”

I know my identity and I can stand here and say to you:

I know I am significant; I know I am secure; and I know I am totally accepted.

I am God’s child.

I am the apple of His eye.

Jan, pictured above with husband Andy, will be launching a new Freedom In Christ course soon. Watch this space! Andy & Jan lead the Mission Shaped Community at the All Saints Centre, part of TCF, in John Street, Grays.

Freedom In Christ: http://www.ficm.org.uk/