Sr. Pastor Robert Kennedy and
his wife Mrs. Kennedy.
Pastor Kennedy's Biography
Assistant Pastor Joseph Thelusca and his wife Mrs. Thelusca.
Pastor Thelusca's Biography
From the Senior Pastor's Heart
The struggle for freedom
The protests in Ukraine, over the last few weeks, pattern what has been taking place across the globe for many years now. The Arab Spring seems like a distant memory when one thinks now of Venezuela, Thailand, Syria, and the many other countries that are caught up in present protests. People are seeking freedom. One commentator looking at Ukraine said, “My own personal recollections lead me to believe that what Ukraine is experiencing now is not, as some outsiders might think, merely a new chapter in an old Cold War struggle between East and West. The protestors are fighting for more than freedom for freedom’s sake, but a freedom with dignity that has been out of reach for far too long.” Yes, the people want freedom.
They are looking for freedom. They have been struggling for freedom. They want to get away from the hands of oppressive and abusive leaders. They want personal freedom, economic freedom, political freedom, emotional freedom, and religious freedom, etc. They are paying high costs to find some freedom. Some are protesting. Some are caught up in investment schemes in their efforts to find freedom. Some are buying motor homes and traveling cross-country to find freedom. Some are joining terrorist movements to struggle for freedom. Others are being beaten up so that they can find freedom. Others are joining religious movements to find freedom. Freedom is precious.
Unfortunately, most of the efforts being made in the struggles to find freedom are only leading to greater bondage. This, of course, is no encouragement for despairing, for humanity was “born to be free.” God created us to be free, but we messed up because of our pride and our resistance against the Spirit of freedom. We have subjected ourselves to the devil and thus to bondage.
How can we be free again? Jesus Christ offers the following as an answer. “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36).
The Apostle Paul speaks in a similar way. “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom,” (2 Corinthians 3:17).
You might be asking, what do these too answers have to do with the search for personal, economic, political, emotional and spiritual freedom? I suggest, if we would allow God into our hearts we would be transformed, and in everyway, everyday, we would find true freedom.
Last Modified: Friday March 7, 2014