8 Ways We Can Experience Freedom in Christ

All Bible quotations are from the New King James Version (NKJV) unless otherwise stated Bible Copyright Attribution.

Freedom comes in many forms, but in this article, we’ll be diving into spiritual freedom. When we align ourselves with God’s will, we can experience true freedom in Christ.

Jesus paid the debt for our sins which allowed us to obtain freedom through our faith in Jesus. When we accept Christ in our lives, we can break free from the shackles of sin and allow God’s power to work in us.

What Does Freedom in Christ Mean?

As Christians, we know that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross has provided us with freedom.

However, we must remember that being free in Christ is not a license to live recklessly and indulge in sin. We must do what is right and apply biblical teachings to our daily lives.

The world’s definition of freedom may contradict God’s definition, but we must strive to follow what the Bible teaches. By submitting ourselves to Christ and following His example, we can experience true freedom.

Though we will encounter trials in our journey, we can find peace in God’s plan for us. By trusting in Him and resting in Him, we can experience peace of mind and true joy.

As we grow closer to Christ and grow in our faith, we can overcome our sinful habits. While the journey may not be easy, we can be assured that God has already won the victory. Let us find comfort in the freedom that Christ has given us.

Freedom in Christ, Galatians 5-1

What Does the Bible Say about Freedom?

Paul talks about the believer’s freedom in 1 Corinthians 10:23 NKJV.

“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive.”

It’s easy to feel that the world encourages us to live and express ourselves however we please. We need to remember that true freedom in Christ means that we have the power to choose what is best for ourselves according to God’s will.

Trusting in God’s ability to free us is essential but we can be confident because He is faithful. Following God’s will for our lives is a true blessing and it’s the right path to take, regardless of our emotions or the pressures of the world around us.

1 Corinthian 10:31 says:

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

We have been granted the power to choose whether to bring glory to God or not. Our freedom allows us to either live for ourselves or to live for God.

We become a new creation when we choose to put our faith in Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17). We are no longer in the bondage of sin so we experience freedom in Christ.

As followers of Christ, we know that He lives within us, and the Holy Spirit guides us. Scripture instructs us to take up our cross, deny ourselves, and follow Him. Although we are sinful, we can continue to grow spiritually and walk faithfully with God by dying to ourselves daily.

How Can We Experience True Freedom in Jesus?

Studying the Bible is crucial in understanding the various ways we have freedom in Christ. It’s natural to have negative thoughts creeping in throughout the day, but it’s important to remember that as Christians, we are free from many things.

We are set free when we surrender our lives to Christ and repent of our sins. We are no longer in bondage to sin because Jesus is freedom which allows us to be who God created us to be. It is then that we can embrace our true identity in Christ.

Freedom is a powerful concept that exceeds our full comprehension. We don’t need to have a full understanding; we only need to believe and submit to God every day. This allows us to place all our hope and trust in Him and live by faith.

As believers, we have the freedom to entrust our cares and burdens to God (Psalm 55:22). We can walk daily with our Lord and Savior, follow His ways, and resist conforming to the world’s standard.

With the Holy Spirit inside us, we can receive the help we need to understand the Word of God and make wise decisions.

Grab this Galatians 5:1 printable to remember your freedom in Jesus.

Ways We Are Free in Christ

  1. Free from Guilt – Romans 8:1
  2. Free from Shame – Romans 10:11
  3. Free from God’s Wrath – 1 Thessalonians 5:9
  4. Free from the Bondage of Sin – Romans 6:14
  5. Free to have a Relationship with God – 2 Corinthians 6:15-17
  6. Free to Pray to God 24/7 – Philippians 4:6
  7. Free to have Eternal Life – John 14:2-3
  8. Free from the Enemy’s Control – Galatians 5:1

Freedom in Christ Bible Verses

“Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:35-36 NIV

“Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.” Acts 13:38-39 ESV

“But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.” Romans 6:22 ESV

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Corinthians 3:17 NIV

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1 ESV

“For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13 NLT

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  1. I totally agree with this statement, “following God’s will for our lives is a true blessing.” For me, true freedom is felt when we are living according to God’s will. There are a lot of temptations out there but through prayers and by asking God for guidance every day we get to experience genuine happiness.