Independence Day
July 4 is the day as a nation that we celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. On July 4th 1776, the Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire. - Wikipedia 2000+ years ago another significant event happened.

God sent His son to redeem His children at Calvary. Jesus died so we could have life, eternal life. 

Each of these events had something in common. Freedom, freedom from tyranny for the colonies and freedom from sin for everyone. Freedom is not free. Just as so many men and women have died to protect this freedom that we celebrate this Independence Day; our Lord died on the cross to grant us freedom from the penalty of sin. Let us remember the sacrifice this week and love, serve, and lead others to Jesus because of the freedom that we celebrate. 

May you and your families have a blessed week, Brian, Mary, Brylee, Holland Funderburk