Freedom – (Galatians 5:1)

This post is the first in a series on our new Slugs & Bugs CD Sing the Bible with Slugs & Bugs. The lyrics to Sing the Bible are word-for-word Scripture. I hope this series helps parents talk and think with their kids about each passage.

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free, stand firm then, and do not let yourself be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. – Galatians 5:1

At first glance, this is a confusing verse for anyone. But remind them that they are smart. They can totally get this.

A good way to begin is to ask them what did Christ set us free from? See if they can remember the Romans 8 song. “…because through Christ the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.”

Yes! Christ set us free from the law of sin and death. God’s law says that anyone who sins is actually a SLAVE to sin. That means sin is their boss, and their only future is death. Why is that? Sin makes people too messy for perfect heaven, where only love and joy and peace can survive (insert metaphor about trying to breathe underwater or build a house inside a volcano…).

BUT! Perfect Jesus Christ came and gave us the best gift ever given in the history of everything. He gave us freedom from death. Because he died in our place, we don’t have to die just because we sin. Amazing, but it gets even better.

Jesus came back to life. He conquered sin and death! He is the winner, so he is the new boss. And we are not slaves to sin anymore.

So, in Galatians 5:1, the Bible is reminding you, you are not a slave to sin anymore. You have a new boss, and he is kind and good and loving. So don’t go back to your old slave house and put on your old slave clothes (that’s the yoke). When sin knocks at your door, stand firm. Do not let it inside. You can say, “Get out of here, sin. I’ve got a new boss named Jesus. You probably remember him from when he beat you.”

8 thoughts on “Freedom – (Galatians 5:1)

  1. I have a feeling you’ll be helping more through this series than my children!! Thank you for this post this morning. It was a good way to start my day off right. Hope all is well in your state, Randall.

    Oh, and Ceili had asked me if I had sent you a message saying her favorite song is “Two Shirts”. So if I didn’t…. this is it. And Nathan likes the one with the bugs singing. 😛 Deuteronomy 6:5

    Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it. ~Anne Shirley

    Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2014 23:36:59 +0000 To: write_to_us_guys@hotmail.com

  2. Love that Anne Shirley quote that Cindy Guy listed above.
    Love this song, too and really appreciate the direction of how to talk to our kids about this Very Big Truth. Mine are a bit young to get all of this, but right now, they ask to listen to these songs every time we jump in the car and they are putting these great words to memory. It’s a good foundation to build from. Bless you!!

  3. Reblogged this on and commented:
    bryan and I see eye-to-eye on most things–but one area where we cannot agree? Seeds Family Worship VS. Slugs and Bugs. Bryan likes Seeds better, but, try as I might, I can’t love it as much as I love Slugs and Bugs. Mainly because Slugs and Bugs is much more likely to cause a kitchen floor dance party for me and the girls. Bryan can’t really argue with that point ;). enjoy!

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