Believers need help to “lay aside every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles” them so that they can run with endurance the race set before them, with their eyes firmly fixed on Jesus (Hebrews 12:1,2). Spiritual freedom is necessary for believers in Christ to become growing, fruitful disciples, but is the “missing ingredient” in most Christians’ lives. Jesus Christ has come to bind up broken hearts and set captives free (Isaiah 61:1) to become growing, fruitful disciples. Followers of Christ desperately need to understand who they are in Christ; make that “Abba! Father!” connection with God as Father; and win the spiritual battles for their minds.