Do you ever feel like your body is at war with your soul? Paul describes it best when he states, “For I do not understand what I am doing, because I do not practice what I want to do, but I do what I hate” (Romans 7:15, CSB). I can resonate with Paul’s words deep in my soul. I often wonder what tendencies of the flesh he struggled so hard to overcome.

Was it his mind? His anxieties and fears? Did he struggle with gossip? A quick temper? A profound need to secretly seek approval and acceptance from others? Whatever it was, believers all over the world are still echoing Paul’s words: Why do we do the things that grieve God and not do the things that align with God’s Truth?

We live in a constant tension of doing what is right and doing what feels right in the moment. Our bodies and minds are at war with this world while our souls are fighting fiercely for our freedom. But while we may still battle with sin, we are no longer slaves to it.

As believers, our soul recognizes our true freedom felt in Christ – freedom from sin and death, freedom found in God’s Truth, in Kingdom living, and freedom in our eternity. The freedom that Christ offers is counterintuitive, countercultural, and contradictory to the world’s definition.

And, here’s the beautiful thing about God’s freedom: He doesn’t leave us wondering how to obtain the freedom He offers. All throughout the Bible, God’s Word points to freedom in Christ.

It starts when we acknowledge our brokenness – admitting we are slaves to sin. And it ends with surrendering to Jesus and following Him daily. Only He can break the bonds of slavery and lead us to true freedom, now and for eternity.

WEEK 1: Freedom From Sin and Death

How much power my tendencies have over me when I want to slip back into my comfort of sin and old ways. The Good News, though, is that while Christ followers still battle with sin, they are no longer slaves to it! Through faith in Jesus we are set free (Galatians 5:1). Before Jesus died on the cross, God’s people lived under the Law – a detailed system of moral and social rules to guide their lives. The Laws were put in place so that God’s people were made aware of their transgressions and ultimately, the Law pointed to Jesus as the ultimate way to set us free from our transgressions (Galatians 3:19-26). God’s laws are now written in our hearts and, through the Holy Spirit, God’s people are free to follow Christ and live in a way that glorifies God (Romans 8:8-11). We no longer have to live in the entanglement and defeat of our sinful tendencies (2 Peter 2:19-22)! Through the power of Christ, we have true freedom to overcome sin and, we have the power for God to use each of us as weapons for righteousness to point others to Christ (Romans 6:12-18).

This week's Daily Truths will examine how God offers us Freedom from our sins. As you read each Daily Truth, focus on what the underlying Truth is in scripture.

Daily Truths:

Galatians 5:13-15

1 Peter 2:13-17

1 Corinthians 9:19-23

Isaiah 61:1

Isaiah 49:8-10

Reflection Questions:

What do the Daily Truths for this week teach you about the freedom found in Christ?

What tendencies of the flesh do you struggle to overcome?

Do the Daily Truths this week give you a new perspective on those struggles? Explain.

Do you believe you have the ability to overcome these struggles? What are some practical steps you can take to overcome?

How can your At The Table group members speak Truth to you in the midst of your struggles? Make a plan and be prepared to share this with your group members.

WEEK 2: Freedom in Christ

From Genesis to Revelation, God’s Word points to our freedom being found in Christ. From the early foundations of this earth, God’s plan was to save the world through the life, death, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. It’s through Jesus that we not only find freedom from our sins but are also filled with the abundance of His mercy and grace and given renewed hope for our eternity.

Through Jesus, God is restoring all things that were once broken and He is replenishing all things that have been stolen from the enemy – proving that freedom and redemption is found through Christ alone.

Through Christ, you are redeemed, you are forgiven, and you are set free.

This week's Daily Truths will examine how God offers us freedom. As you read each Daily Truth, focus on what the underlying Truth is in scripture.

Daily Truths:

John 14:1-7

John 17:1-5

Ephesians 1:7-14

2 Corinthians 3:7-18

1 Timothy 2:2-6

Reflection Questions:

Based on this week’s Truths, what is the only way to receive salvation?

What does receiving freedom in Christ mean to you? How does it impact your life?

In what ways does experiencing God’s freedom compel you to tell others about Christ? Is there anything that hinders you from telling others about Christ?

Is there anything from this week’s Truths that you have questions about? Write down your thoughts and share them with your group.

WEEK 3: Freedom in Truth

The world is becoming more and more unfamiliar with God’s Truth and, instead, turning to their own truths as their guide for life. Following the world’s truth will misguide, misdirect, and mislead you to places that were never meant for you.

Staying close to God for your guidance then becomes imperative. We must make a constant effort not just to know God’s Truth but to stay in His word.

In John 8:31-32, Jesus tells His disciples, “If you continue in my word, you really are my disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (CSB). The word “continue” translates in Greek as “to remain,” “not depart,” and “continuing to be present.”

Knowing God’s Truth requires us to put forth the work and determination needed to remain constant in seeking God and drawing closer to Christ. It is then that we will have the knowledge and ability to turn to scripture in the midst of our struggles and desires and make decisions based on God’s Truth.

Throughout the Bible, God consistently related to His people, strengthening them through His power. He does the same to you, friend. If you struggle with consistently staying in God’s Word, turn to Him. Pray for strength in the Holy Spirit to remain in Him.

This week's Daily Truths will examine how God offers us freedom through His Truth. As you read each Daily Truth, focus on what the underlying Truth is in scripture.

Daily Truths:

Psalm 119:41-48

Psalm 25: 4-7

John 8:31-47

John 15:4-5

Colossians 1:9-14

Reflection Questions:

In what ways does God’s Truth set you free?

What does your daily time in God’s word look like?

What hinders you from staying constant in God’s Word?

Write a specific prayer asking God to give you strength in the Holy Spirit to remain in Him and in His Word.

WEEK 4: Freedom in Kingdom Living

The freedom Christ offers doesn’t compare to the freedom that is found here on earth. Culture will convince you that freedom is achieved by saying, thinking, or acting as you please. In essence, what you feel becomes truth. Setting our eyes on this type of freedom only magnifies the constant tension between doing what is right and what feels right in the moment.

The freedom that Christ offers sets us free from that tension. Christ’s sacrifice for you comes from an overflow of God’s love. Therefore, we use the freedom that God has given us not as opportunities to fulfill the flesh but to serve one another through love (Galatians 5:13).

Through the Holy Spirit, we are free to follow Christ and live in a way that glorifies God by overcoming our desires of the flesh. By living in love and putting the needs of others before our own, we get to experience the full freedom of Kingdom living here on earth.

This week's Daily Truths will examine how God offers us freedom through Kingdom living. As you read each Daily Truth, focus on what the underlying Truth is in scripture.

Daily Truths:


1 PETER 2:13-17



ISAIAH 49:8-10

Reflection Questions:

How do we experience freedom through Kingdom living?

What are some practical ways you can love your neighbor?

What are the advantages for keeping a Kingdom living mindset?

According to this week’s Truths, what does Kingdom living prepare us for?

Week 5: Freedom in Eternity

This month we’ve explored different aspects of freedom, each leading up to our final hope in freedom – eternity with Christ.

The eternity that you and I are made for transcends this physical world. It’s a timeless and boundless expectation of walking in complete freedom with Christ just as Adam and Eve walked intimately with God in the Garden of Eden. One day we will have complete knowledge and understanding of Christ and His limitless power. We will worship Him freely with all of Heaven singing His praises. One day all things will be made new - grief, sin, and sorrow will no longer exist.

When we keep this perspective of eternity in mind, it spurs us to live a life fully devoted to God because we realize our ultimate goal is to dwell forever with our Creator. For now, our lives are compared to jars of clay: We are molded by our creator as He places His light inside of us. Though we face adversity, grief, and pain here on earth, every crack, chip, and broken piece of our life only allows God’s light to shine through the imperfect spots and spread to those around us. With our eyes set on eternity, we live in freedom knowing that all things will work for His glory through the eternal hope we have in His ultimate freedom.

This week's Daily Truths will examine how God offers us freedom through Eternity. As you read each Daily Truth, focus on what the underlying Truth is in scripture.

Daily Truths:

2 Corinthians 4:7-18

Hebrews 9:24-28

1 Timothy 6:11-16

1 Peter 5:6-11

Revelation 1:4-8

Reflection Questions:

How does your view of eternal freedom affect your view of worldly struggles?

How does your view of eternal freedom affect the way you live your life?

Identify the areas of your life where God’s light has shined through, despite your brokenness.

How can you use those areas as opportunities to help others?