We all want more freedom. If they could be completely released from all limitations and regulations, that would be a dream come true for the average middle schooler. At this age, students want to be liberated from the rules and authorities that limit their choices. However, they are unaware that freedom is a tricky thing. They can gain more freedom, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they can live without rules. They can have more liberty, but that doesn’t mean they can live without obligations to those around them. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to unpack this idea in our series, Freedom.
Week 1 Bottom Line: Real freedom is found in being content.
Week 2 Bottom Line: The greatest freedom is found when we respect our authorities.
Week 3 Bottom Line: Even when we have freedom, we still have to think about others.