Breaking Free Taping

Hi ladies! I’ve just been informed that there are 350-375 tickets left to the Breaking Free taping this fall. It will take place in New Orleans at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church on November 10-15, 2008. If you’re interested in attending, please call LifeWay Events Registration at 1-800-254-2022. Because of the limited number of tickets, they are not being offered on the LifeWay web site. I’m copying all the details below. The Jones family is headed to youth camp today, so I’ll see you in a few days!

The video production of Breaking Free Updated Edition with Beth Moore
November 10-15, 2008 at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, LA
Sponsored by LifeWay Christian Resources

LifeWay Christian Resources thanks you for participating in a life-changing week at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 10-15, 2008. Join us for five evenings and one Saturday morning as part of the audience for the video production of Beth Moore’s updated version of her in-depth Bible study Breaking Free: Making Liberty in Christ a Reality in Life to be released August 2009.

Cost $30 – Includes 11 Bible study sessions with Beth Moore
Franklin Avenue Baptist Church
2515 Franklin Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117


MONDAY, November 10
4:30-6:30 p.m. Registration/Check-in
6:30 Doors Open
7:30 Praise and Worship
8:00 Introductory Session
9:00 Evening Concludes

TUESDAY, Nov 11—FRIDAY, Nov 14
5:00 p.m. Doors open
6:00 Praise and worship
6:30 Session 1
7:30 Break
8:00 Praise and worship
8:15 Session 2
9:15 Evening concludes

SATURDAY, November 15
7:30 a.m. Doors open
8:30 Praise and worship
9:00 Session 9
10:00 Break
10:30 Praise and worship
11:00 Session 10
12:30 Event concludes

We will do our best to follow this schedule; however, please be patient as we may experience delays at times due to technical needs or required changes with equipment and/or set up.

Doors to the sanctuary will open one hour prior to the beginning of each taping. Since this is a live taping, there will be restrictions on entering or exiting the sanctuary once taping begins for each session. Attendees will be asked to move to new seats between sessions. No photography, audio or video taping of any kind is allowed by the audience. LifeWay employees will be taking photos.

At some point during the week of taping, the chances are great that you will be on camera! Audience members should wear nice casual clothing. Your presence at the live sessions serves as your permission for LifeWay to use your image in the final product. We will try to make this a worshipful and engaging experience, with a minimal number of distractions. However, please come expecting lights and cameras, it will be different from other LifeWay women’s events!

Cancellation Policy: Please return your armband with COMPLETE INFORMATION for refund. MUST BE POSTMARKED 30 days prior to event. If you purchased your armband from a church or individual, see them for your refund. Refunds are credited to the original purchaser. Refunds, less a $10.00 per armband handling fee, are only available when postmarked 30 days before the event date. Please mail armband to Events Registration P.O. Box 24001, Nashville, TN 37202. Emergency related refunds must be postmarked by the Monday following the event. No exceptions. If you have questions about refunds, call Events Registration at 1-800-254-2022.


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  1. 1
    cheryl says:

    How did I miss this? I live just 2 hours north of New Orleans. I will need to check with my husband about our ministry dates but if Im free, I will be there!

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    Anonymous says:

    Oh I so wish I could do that .Mabey I will get money in a few min & a way there :)Have a very safe trip God bless love siesta in Christ Victoria from Redsville NC

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    Libby says:

    Yay!!!!!!!!!!! I was wondering when Beth was coming to New Orleans again.

    Libby in New Orleans

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    Jina says:


    What a great opportunity! I believe the Lord has something special for people in that area. I know He always has a purpose in mind. He is so good!

    For anyone who feels lead, please pray for my husband and I. I am believing God for something magnificent, but the path looks very sketchy right now, with BIG caverns on either side. We are trusting God for the next steps, trying not to create a plan that only makes us feel safe. God must be in charge if freedom and redemption are the mark.

    Oh, how many idols the Lord is revealing in my life right now. I praise Him in the midst and stomp by the power of Jesus, on Satan’s desire to undermine my faith. God is good all the time! He is faithful, loving, tender, glorious, gracious, protective, providing; and thankfully never leaves or forsakes us. I will wait on the Lord and trust He will renew my strength. There is nothing on this Earth worth risking my relationship with Him.


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    elaine @ peace for the journey says:


    But just wanted all the siestas to know that I was privileged to attend the Proverbs 31 She Speaks / She Writes / She Leads conference this past weekend.

    Incredible bunch of women that got down on their knees and humbly washed my feet with Christ’s basin and towel.

    I am forever changed and shaped by my time spent with 500 of my newest best friends! I hope you all are familiar with this bunch. They are powerfully doing God’s work in this area and are equipping many of us to do the same.


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    Sarah says:

    I am SO excited about this event!!! I live in New Orleans & my mom will be flying down from North Carolina so we can go together! I can’t wait!

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    Cindy says:

    I am so excited to hear this news. I went to my husband immediately to get his ok. I promised to give up hair cuts, highlights, pedicures, ice cream, and eating out for lunch until I have the money saved for a hotel. I told him I would even work at Wendy’s part-time if I had too and this could be my anniversary and Christmas present. He smiled a sly little grin and just shook his head, but most importantly he said “yes”.

    This may seem a bit much, but the Breaking Free study changed my life. No actually it helped saved my life. I cannot put into words what this study means to me or how much it changed my life. Of course I know it was God that changed things, but you know what I mean.

    This will be the best anniversary and Christmas present I’ve ever received! Thank you for inviting us!

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    Rachel in Louisiana says:

    Oh I would so love to be there. Can I buy a ticket just to go to the Friday and Saturday tapings? It would be worth it even if I can only go to a couple of days. I live about 30 miles north of New Orleans in Mandeville and I drive into the city almost every day because I’m in nursing school there. The only problem is that I’m so busy during the week there’s no way I can orphan my family every night of the week….even for Beth. It does sound like such a great opportunity though. Maybe I can make it to a couple of them.

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    Rebecca says:


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    MITZI says:

    I won’t be able to go for Breaking Free but when you do an update on “Daniel” (in Long Beach CA) in 10 or 15 years let me know. I’ll be there, front row. 🙂

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    Hardly Sleepin' says:

    I live just outside of New Orleans. I completed Breaking Free last year and it changed my life..and I mean BIG TIME change! Then I heard that you were re taping near me in the fall! JOY!! I have been checking the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church Site daily – and I mean every day – for months now waiting to see if they would let non-members into the taping. I even quizzed a lady I met that goes to FABC asking her if they would let me come. I rejoiced with them when they had their first service a few months ago but still was searching for news on the taping. I clicked on and saw the news on this Blog. I RAN and got my credit card, knocking over a glass of sweet tea…forgetting the rug as I dialed the Lifeway Events number…THEY ARE CLOSED FOR THE DAY!! Can you hear my cries?? I won’t sleep a wink tonight unless I put this in the hands of my heavenly Daddy. If I am supposed to be there, when I dial the phone at 7:59.5, there will be a ticket for sale. I am just so grateful that they open at 8 because I have VBS starting at 9 and I would hate to tell all those sweet kids that I can’t teach right now because I have a phone call to make. Now to tend to the rug…anyone know a good stain remover?

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    Shellie Paparazzo says:

    Bummer. I wish I could go, but I can’t. If it was just the ticket I could, but then there’s the plane ticket and the hotel and the food. You know, eating out all the time. I would love it, but there’s no way. I can’t go to San Antonio, definitely can’t do that. I always thought the audience for those tapings was probably just the people of whatever church they’re doing it at or whatever. Oh, the San Antonio thing. You know, the only way I could go is if I gave up my family’s vacation. Well, now thanks to the gas prices we’re probably not going to get to have a family vacation either. We were going to go to go to Carlsbad, New Mexico. We were going to stop in Las Vegas to see some old friends from college for a couple of days and then we were going to head down. On the way back we were going to go to the Grand Canyon. All places I have never been and 2 of them places my husband thinks everyone ought to see live and in person at least once (Carlsbad Caverns and the Grand Canyon). Now we’re just going up to Coeur d’Alene, just 2 hours from here to visit family and old college friends that live there and there’s an amusement park we were going to go to for a couple of days. They even have a water park. Now we’ve even reduced that. We’re not staying up there as long and we’re only going to Silverwood (the amusement park) for one day. Our kids are being brats, so we’re thinking about leaving the kids with my brother and going to Silverwood by ourselves. We’ll have a lot more fun that way!

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    EJ Williams says:

    How exciting we are moving from Waco to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and will be about 45 minutes from New Orleans. My friend is going to fly down from Waco and we are going to be there! What an experience to be with you in such an intimate setting for the entire week. Thank you for inviting us. I know God will do a mighty work in all of our lives during that time. Thanks Beth…Bless you as you serve so enthusiastically.

    Love, EJ Williams
    Waco, TX soon to be Gulf Coast, MS 🙂

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    I don’t recall how I stumbled on this blog, but HOW COOL! I’m in my 4th of Beth’s studies now and love every second of it. I noticed the announcement of this New Orleans taping and thought I’d drop an FYI that it is overlapping with the annual American Heart Association conference. Why do I offer such random information? Well, it could be that if you plan on having a heart attack, you’ll certainly be in a good place — about 40,000 cardiologists and cardiology nurses and researchers will be in town. However, it also means that hotel rooms will be a high commodity. Book your rooms soon! I so wish I could attend, but alas I’ll be busy working the conference (I’m an AHA employee :-))

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    Tricia Hicks says:

    I had the privilege of attending the live taping of “Psalms of Ascent” here in Nashville a couple of years ago. Be prepared to be overwhelmed by Holy Spirit. Also, be prepared to be overwhelmed by dear sweet Beth and her team. Imagine being at a Living Proof Live with only 100 people. It was so much fun and I wish I lived close enough to go to this one.

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    becky says:

    I can vouch with other Siestas that to be present at a taping event is the best! God blessed my socks off in 2000 to attend the Jesus~One/Only taping.WOW!! I know God is everywhere but boy he shows up BIG at these things, count me in!

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    Di says:

    I say AMEN, SISTER to Cindy’s post…it’s my story too!
    I’m thrilled to be coming to the taping – from OHIO! I called my husband the minute I saw the announcement. We decided it was not possible for me to take a week away from our retail business in November. Moments later he got back to me, told me he wanted me to GO, & that we’ll just find a way to MAKE IT WORK…to which I replied, that’s GOOD because, like some kind of a crazy-woman, I just bought two tickets in case I somehow could have gone!!!
    You see, like Beth, and like Cindy in the blog, Breaking Free is a big deal to me and to my family. I was changed and freed, and still am, praise GOD!!! I became a lover of His Word, and have ‘hosted’ that study and nearly all of Beth’s studies, since 2002, so others may get hooked on Jesus’s freedom too. It’s all about TRUTH and the WORD!
    A group of us are doing Wising Up this summer, & waiting for Esther, & I have promised we’ll do Breaking Free the moment it comes out in ’09. What a blast to actually watch Beth tape it!!! I’m not sure how I’m coming, or who exactly is coming with me on my other ticket, but I’ll see ya’ll in New Orleans!!!

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    Anonymous says:

    I have been dying to do Breaking Free since my first Beth Moore study (The Patriarch’s) last year. I just about fell over when I saw the invite. I will be coming from KY. Not sure if driving or flying, but I am wondering if anyone can recommend a good (safe, clean) hotel near the church. If I fly, I won’t have a car to get around in.

    Thanks for the invite, I can’t wait!!

    [email protected]

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    Hardly Sleepin' says:

    I was hardly sleeping last night but when I called at 7:59 I was able to purchase 2 tickets. God is soo stain even came out of the carpet. Now I’ll be hardly sleepin’ in excitement for November!

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    Anonymous says:

    Yeah! I signed up – but it will take a few miracles to pave the way for me to show up in New Orleans in November. I figure this gives God aprox. four months to work it all out. I feel sure He’s up to the task! (smile).

    Warm in Alaska.

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    Cindy says:

    di, please contact me at [email protected] to discuss the trip. Perhaps we could share a room or combine in other ways to cut cost.

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    annette says:

    What a thrill, back at Franklin Ave Baptist Church…

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    Laika says:

    This is so exciting. I live in Marietta, GA and my first reaction was that it was too far for me to go. But I can’t seem to get it out of my mind so I just called and ordered two tickets (just in case I find anyone else to go with me).

    If anyone is interested in sharing a hotel room, please let me know at [email protected].

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    Anonymous says:

    I need help! I booked a room and have my ticket. What I need help with is getting to the church. I don’t want to rent a car. Is anyone staying around the Lamothe House Hotel that I could car pool with. Glad to share the cost of gas. Liz [email protected] I’m trusting Jesus!

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    hinesight says:

    I’m booked for this and SO excited, but I know nothing about New Orleans – is there a hotel close to the church that someone would recommend? I’m not a happy driver in a strange town, so I’d love to be able to find someplace close. Is that possible?

    If anyone has any hotel info, please email me – catherinehines at bellsouth dot net.


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    Suz says:

    Oh my goodness! This would be dream come true….hanging out with Beth and crew for 5+ days!!Hey, God could you give my husband a vision for this???????

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    Vicki Sandifer says:

    I asked two friends where to stay and one suggested “Stay in Kenner. Don’t stay near the church.” The other suggested that you get in touch with the seminary about staying in their hotel. is their website. I called the seminary and the rooms are 55 a night. They have no food except for a snack machine, but said lots of food around the area and it is 10 minutes from the church. Hope that helps somebody. I got my room there and right now they have plenty of rooms for that week. I am coming alone at this point, so might could share my room if anyone needs a place. Let me know though because I got a king size bed instead of the twin beds.
    God Bless, Vicki

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    Rebecca says:


    Will there be a translator at this event? I want my grandmother to go, but she only understands spanish.

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    Cindy says:

    Thank you Vicki for posting about New Orlean Seminary! I had not even thought about that.

    I spoke with them a few minutes ago and one thing some might want to be aware of is the rooms are only available for members of Southern Baptist Churches.

    I did ask about bring a small microwave and he said they do not recommended cooking in the rooms, but if it is was a small microwave they would allow that. Eating out could get really expensive but with a microwave we can cut down on that.

    He also said it was an easy drive to the church from the school.

    You can rent a room with two twins or one king. They also have 1 room left that has 1 king and 1 twin, but it is $62 instead of $55.

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    Leslie says:

    OK – big step of faith – I did my first “Beth Moore” study in January of 2004 – out of necessity in my spiritual life …. I’ve always wished I could be there for a taping, but didn’t know how that would happen – today I discovered the blog for the first time TODAY and behold God has made a way for me to be at a taping….the funny thing is I live in Minnesota – I have no idea how or who (will come with me) or where I’ll stay, but I think God is sending me so I’ll be a good little Abraham and go – I’m so excited (and a little scared) about what God may have planned.

    Leslie, Minnesota

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    Anonymous says:

    Hey Friends – I realize nobody else may be reading these comments since this post is a few days old; but I had to make the VERY HARD CHOICE between hanging out with Siestas in San Antonio this August – or attending the taping in New Orleans in Nov – can’t swing both with family responsibilities and airfare – so I’m opting for New Orleans. My thought is this: it would be SO MUCH FUN to coordinate a lunch or afternoon for any Siestas at the taping to get together and chat it up (I’m assuming Beth will be far too busy to hang with us – but at least a group of us could get together). If anyone’s game – please feel free to email me at:
    [email protected]

    One of these years I’ll get my little act together and have an offical “blogger account” with pics, et al; but til then, my email address will have to do.

    Let’s have some fun in N’Orleans!

    Warm in Alaska.

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    MarySnyder-Joy Filled Life says:

    I love that you’re stepping out in faith. I’m praying that the Lord allows me to go. I’m just hopeful that there are still some tickets available. It would be such a wonderful experience.

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    B-Girl says:

    To attend a taping would be awesome! Does anyone have a word on When/Where the Esther taping will be?

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    MarySnyder-Joy Filled Life says:

    Ahh — siestas, I didn’t get tickets…..if anyone has a ticket or a few (we have 6 that want to attend) please let me know.
    [email protected]

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    Lavonda says:

    I called to order two tickets and they had just sold out 🙁
    I had talked to a friend of mine about going together (she last week lost her husband of 45 years to pancreatic cancer – he was only 66 and was perfectly healthy until 5 months ago – she is just shocked in her aloneness that God chose to take him from her so soon). and I’ve been told for years I should do this study because of the many circumstances that keep trying to heap me into that dern ditch.
    If ANYONE decides they can’t go, please please contact me, and I will joyfully buy your ticket(s) from you. my email is [email protected]
    Thank you siestas,
    much love,
    Marietta, Ga

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    Cindy says:

    Carolyn in Alaska and I have developed a little blog for anyone going to the Breaking Free taping in New Orleans that would like to have a “Siesta get together” while there. If interested, please check it out

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    Astrid says:

    Goodness! I’m in need of one, lil’ ole ticket. Please contact me if you find yourself not able to attend.
    Many thanks,
    [email protected]

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    Traci says:

    FYI Cindy started a separate blog for those of us going to New Orleans. Check it out:

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    Karen says:

    If anyone has 2 tickets to the taping, please give me a call at 316-440-3951 or e-mail me:[email protected] Thanks, Karen

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    Tricia says:

    If anyone is unable to make this event and has two tickets they would like to sell, I would be happy to buy them. I just heard about this and called to put my name on a waiting list.
    Unfortunately it does not look great. I have done her studies for years and always avoided “Breaking Free”. I was not ready to deal with that stuff. God has been recently showing me that I am ready to do this study and I was going to sign up for the Fall study at my church. A friend just emailed this info to me last week, so I thought I would ask around to see if anyone had tickets they were not going to use. You never know until you ask. If you have any, please contact me via email [email protected]

    Tricia in Mandeville,LA

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    Holly says:

    Praying and SO excited for what God is going to do through the taping, the missionaries and the pastor’s wives lives after your wonderful couple of days!!

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    Dee says:

    I am praying for Beth every day this week! God has changed my life & brought deliverance to me through her studies! I am excited just knowing HE keeps using her to bless so many women.

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    Lindsee says:

    Praying, Praying, Praying!

    And while I’m praying for your sweet Mom, I’m also praying for sweet Shelly and Abby who are coming here Thursday to lead a girls retreat for me this weekend! Praise our sweet Jesus. He is good!

    And yes, Travis BROUGHT it yesterday. Simply amazing!

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    ocean mommy says:

    Praying for everyone in New Orleans AND for those of you holding down things at homebase. You all are incredible!

    Hugs and prayers,

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    Kim says:

    Praying that God will bless all involved mightily and for added protection over Beth.

    On a lighter note, I was a little worried when I pulled up the LPM home page and the blog link was missing! Found it – but not before a gray hair was added to my head.

    Praising God for all of you –

    Kim . . . who is
    Grafted by Grace

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    KDLOST says:


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    I'm a blessed girl... says:

    To God be the glory! i don’t know what God has in store for everyone but it is bound to be something great..After all would God do anything other than great! I love Him so much! Blessings! jan

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    Gabby says:

    I just know Breaking Free will be awesome!
    Today, I watched tape 5 of Stepping Up, and it just touched me right where I needed it most. I just sat there and cried that the verses on loneliness, dissappointment, and unity were just what I needed TODAY! I know that what she is taping will do the same for countless other women who need to feel like they are not alone out there.
    I am praying for your family.
    Mostly though, thank you Beth for ALL that you do to serve our Lord!

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    Nadine says:

    I was happily surprised to hear your very own Lisa sing at our church last Sunday. Thanks for sharing her 🙂 She was wonderful.

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    Lora says:

    Father God,
    You are the Lord of All
    And on Your holy and awesome Name we call
    Do a mighty & amazing work at the taping of Breaking Free
    Release the captives, just like You did for me
    May chains fall off and captives run free
    Unloose the graveclothes and allow the blind to see
    Unlock any prison doors
    And leave pride deflated on the floor
    Praise You God, You do it for all
    On those who believe and on Your Name call
    Let a fresh anointing fall on Mama Beth Moore
    Reveal Yourself and give treasures from Your eternal store
    Once captives break free allow them to live free Lord
    Be soaked in Your Spirit and seekers of Your Word
    Break the yokes, loose the chains
    Let nothing of the "old self" remain
    Let nothing hinder the former captives from singing
    As freedom and NEW life You are bringing
    Christ gave up EVERYTHING so we could be free
    Let each one hear this message and say "it's for me"
    Out of the prisons let the captives run
    We pray in the name of the Father, Spirit and Son.

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