Today is a day to celebrate freedom: *Restaurants, pubs and cafes are free to open and we are free to enjoy them once again. Families are free to meet with one another in groups of more than six and in their homes as well as outdoors in parks and gardens

*and today is the American Independence Day (which my husband, David, calls ‘rebellion day’!) In our WCG Hymn Book we have a hymn called America The Beautiful which celebrates that freedom, singing about pilgrim feet making their way across the wilderness for freedom; confirming liberty in law! Those who loved mercy more than life and fought for freedom of worship among other things. It’s a beautiful hymn with beautiful meaningful words. Although many sing the chorus with ‘O Israel’, I have left it ‘America’ but you can sing whichever you wish.
HYMN NO. 1 – AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL – WCG 15
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Freedom is something we value. Jesus Christ has set us free from the slavery of sin—this is true freedom!
Dr. Joseph Tkach talks about this freedom in today’s SPEAKING OF LIFEFreedom In Christ–click on the video below:

Our next hymn is a prayer of repentance where we turn to Jesus and say, ‘cleanse me from every sin, and set me free.’
HYMN NO. 2 – CLEANSE ME – WCG 281
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We praise Thee, Lord, for cleansing us from sin, fulfilling Thy Word and making us pure within as we sang in our last hymn; so that we can magnify His name in the fight to set men free as we sing in our next hymn:
HYMN NO. 3 – GOD OF GRACE AND GOD OF GLORY – WCG 94
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What a privilege it is to live in a land where we have freedom of religion—we are free to praise and worship God when and where we like. “well, the when will return as we are unlocked-down! But in the meantime we are free to tune in to the LIVE-STREAMING SERMON LINKS:

SATURDAY 4 JULY 2020 AT 11AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPhvRitTzFg

SUNDAY 5 JULY 2020 AT 11AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6osV30kAEe0

Our final Hymn, the Battle Hymn of the Republic, we sing ‘As He lives to make men holy, let us live to make men free’—the true spiritual freedom that comes with knowing our Saviour—let’s sing glory, glory, Hallelujah! His truth is marching on!
HYMN NO. 4 – BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC – WCG 292
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