We want to be in prayer for our homebound members, those that that are alone at this time. And if anyone is listening today and needs anything, we have several young people in our church who have offered to go to the pharmacy or the grocery store. I run any errands or help with anything you need at this time, as we all can't get out. If you would, let's go to the Lord in prayer, heavenly father, thank you for this day. And we thank you for this time that we have to set aside to listen to this sermon, to worship you. We pray that you'll be with our families during this time. You'll be with our country, with our leaders, the doctors, and all those who were on the front lines of this virus said with our leaders, as they make decisions on, when we will go back as a country opened back up and, and all those who are without a job right now, and whose job is in question, we pray God that you'd bless them. Pray that you bless the time. Now, as I try to deliver a message that you'd give me freedom of thought and it's in Jesus Christ's name, we pray. Amen.
He freed us from the bondage of sin. He freed his people from the bondage of sin, and that's the gospel message. And that's what Paul starts with. He gave himself for our sins. You're a sinner. We all know that we're sinners, right? We go to bed at night. We understand that we're centers. And we understand that we have fallen. We understand that we've had thoughts that we shouldn't have that we've done things we shouldn't do. We, we all understand that if we're honest with ourselves, but the message of the gospel is that Jesus Christ gave himself for those. He was a sacrifice for those sins, a willing sacrifice. And he did that so that he could deliver you from this present evil world. That's a great description of this world. It's present and it's evil. It's here and it's bad. I don't know if a more succinct way to sum up the world that we see around us is here.
And it's bad. Certainly over the last four weeks, we've seen how bad it can get with the sickness that is infected most, every country in the world with an economy, that's just been shut down like that. It's here and it's bad. But let me tell you, there's a lot of bad things that go on just in this country. There's a lot of things that we shouldn't even about that go on in Alabama. There's there's there are things in this world that are bad. It's it? The, the world is here and it's bad. And Paul's saying that Jesus Christ gave himself to deliver you from that. You see Jesus, didn't just give himself for you. So that one day you could live in heaven. That's that's one of the reasons that Jesus came. That's the main reason that Jesus came to die for you so that you could live in heaven with him one day, but also he came and he gave himself to deliver you right here.