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What's the story behind "Unconditional Releases"?

In 2014, we released a series of digital singles, each available for a donation of any size, thereby making them unconditional releases. This is the fourth volume in our series of CDs collecting those songs.

But that's not the only reason we chose this title. A couple of the songs on this CD talk about being unconditionally released from slavery "Set Him Free" (about physical slavery) and "Seek Out God to Be Free" (about spiritual slavery).

In sports, when a team gives someone his unconditional release, it usually means they no longer have any use for him. However, when God gives us our unconditional release, He wants to use us more than ever!

Although the Bible clearly says we're saved by God's grace and not our good works (Ephesians 2:8-9), it does add the following:

"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do" (Ephesians 3:20).

And if He has already prepared them for us, then we can be confident that He has already prepared us for them! And not as a way to obtain or maintain our salvation but as a way to bring glory to Him and to bring others into His kingdom.

We hope these songs will help you feel stronger in the faith as we all work together, servin' the Father.