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Cage Free

Jan 21 2016 • Greg Boyd, Seth McCoy

The strategic plan of God’s enemy from the beginning was to entrap the human race in a variety of cages that keep us from God’s life and his design for our relationships. Week by week we will talk about the spiritual war going on around us, and how to break out of the cages that can trap us. During this series we talked with a few different people about their personal stories of breaking out of struggles that kept them from living in freedom. We played these videos during our services, and they were referenced in our sermons. Click here to watch our interview with Melany.
Click here to watch our interview with Laure.
Click here to watch our interview with Jim.

Sermons in this series:

Extending Freedom

• Greg Boyd

“When Jesus saw THEIR faith, he said… ‘Son, YOUR sins are forgiven… Pick up your mat and walk.’” Satan tries to isolate us, but the truth is that everything in the Kingdom is in relationship. We NEED others, and others NEED us! To allow the Enemy to keep us from sharing God’s blessings is to remain in a cage of deception – but to love others as best we can, even though we’re still imperfect ourselves, is to be set free!   We sat down with Jim to hear some of his story. Click here to see that interview.

Topics: Faith, Healing, Relationships

Custom Made Cages

• Greg Boyd

This week we heard from Greg Boyd during our fourth installment from the Cage Free series. Greg explored the custom made cages that can be built overtime in our soul and the need to perform consistent soul audits. The enemy will take advantage of any area of wounding to lie to us about our real worth. We need to sit with God to become aware of these wounds, allow God to remind us of how much we are loved, and come up with a plan with God and others for how to move beyond this place of woundedness.   We also sat down with Laure to hear some of her story. Click here to watch that interview.

Topics: Identity in Christ, Spiritual Warfare, Temptation

Solitary Confinement

• Seth McCoy

We live in a world that isolates us – brokenness and loneliness are all around, and they’re caused by our Enemy who is at war with God. But Jesus overcame the Enemy, and now we can all not only be healed of our own brokenness, but we have also been gifted to bring healing and freedom to other’s lives as well!   We sat down with Melany to hear some of her story. Click here to see that interview.

Topics: Individualism, Kingdom of God, Spiritual Warfare

The Declaration of Independence

• Greg Boyd

In this second installment of the Cage Free series, Greg explores the connections between truth and lies, behavior, and our trust in God to meet our innermost needs of security, worth, and significance. Getting free of the bondages that cage us requires examining everything in our life through the lens of Jesus. Deception is the main tool of Satan, so ultimately it is the truth that sets us free.

Topics: Individualism, Satan, Spiritual Warfare

Cage Free Living

• Greg Boyd

In this opening sermon of the Cage-Free series, Greg gives us an overview of the basis of the Spiritual Warfare worldview. This view is central to our picture of a Jesus-looking God who does not himself cause evil or suffering.

Topics: Spiritual Warfare


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