201410-pulpitMany people think they are free because they are having fun and doing as they please. They give little or no thought to God, assuming that a life of commitment to Christ is restrictive and dull. In the book, Christ’s Call To Discipleship, the author, James Montgomery Boice puts this type of thinking into perspective: “Suppose a ship is sinking and the captain knows it. He tells the passengers that those in second class are free to go up to first class, and those who care to drink may have all the whiskey, vodka, or wine they want – it’s free! Anyone who wants to play soccer in the dining room may do so. If anything is broken, it is not a problem. The passengers are delighted and they are completely free, but soon they will all drown.”

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