God delivers His people from bondage by grace through a blood sacrifice. But His primary focus in His redemption is freedom from the spiritual bondage of our own sin, not liberation from external oppression.
The Christian’s present life is a preparation for Jesus’ evaluation and reward at the Judgment Seat of Christ. God’s eternal reward is based upon His grace, not our merit. God abounds in loving kindness, so let us live with a view to His gracious promises.
The same grace that awakens fear is the grace that brings us home. In this message from Luke 23:32-43, and 2 Corinthians 12:1-10, Pastor Josh Beakley teaches about the four distinct reactions to fear that the Gospel awakens within Christians.