Recently a man by the name of Brian Banks was released from prison. Several years ago he was a star athlete and schools were ready to give him a football scholarship. Then a girl came forward and said that he raped her. All of those schools lost interest in him. He was tried and found guilty of this crime. Justice was done. After spending five years in prison, the woman who said he had raped her told the truth—she had lied. He was released from prison. Free to go anywhere and do anything he desired to do. Before the release he was told when to get up and go to bed. He had certain meals provided for him but could not eat the things he wanted each day. His clothes were all issued for him. Everything about his life was ordered for him to do. Can you imagine the feeling he felt as he walked through those locked doors? Can you imagine the new lease on life that he had been given? Once he was a prisoner living in a cell. Now the whole world was opened up to him. It must have been exhilarating! Jesus Christ came to a world that was bound up in sin. He came to set the prisoners free. The prisoners were not behind locked doors and in small cells. They were engaging in all kinds of wickedness and evil deeds. Paul wrote to the Ephesians and said, “remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.” (Ephesians 2:12 NASB) He came into our world to free us from the bonds of sin. To free us to live a new life. Paul wrote in verse 13, “But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” No one has to be a slave to sin any longer. No one has to live without hope in this world. Jesus came to set us free. He stated in John 8:32, “and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” God’s truth will free us from sin and its slavery. What a powerful God!