“Christianity is an oppressive draconian regime of rules and restrictions!”  This is the impression that so many people have of church.  Maybe through an upbringing in a strict home, an education from a church school or media reports about narrow-minded churches you  have come to this conclusion yourself – why bother with church when it is just out to brainwash me and trap me in a life of boring compliance to rules? This morning we look at a stunning encounter between Jesus and some people who thought that they could only maintain their freedom if they steered clear of Him. In this encounter we will see that doing away with Jesus doesn’t liberate you… it only enslaves you more!  In fact we will see that it is only through Jesus that you can find true freedom.