Bond-Slaves of Our Lord

Faithfulness is Required 1 Corinthians 4:1-2 ESV “This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.” Are all of us, who believe in Jesus Christ, servants of the Lord? And, are we all stewards of … Continue reading Bond-Slaves of Our Lord

For He Freed You

Isaiah 53:1-3 ESV “Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no … Continue reading For He Freed You

Love for One Another

1 John 3:11 ESV “For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.” How should we love one another? With the love of Christ. And, how did Christ love us? He literally gave his life up for us to deliver us out of our slavery to … Continue reading Love for One Another

The Church in Persecution

1 Corinthians 12 ESV (the whole chapter) For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, … Continue reading The Church in Persecution

Take Heart

Jesus Christ was getting ready to go to the cross to die for our sins, so that we could be liberated from our slavery to sin, and so we could become slaves of his righteousness. So, he spent some time with his disciples, talking with them, and preparing them for what was coming next. First … Continue reading Take Heart

Persevering

2 Corinthians 6:3-10 ESV We put no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine … Continue reading Persevering

For His Purposes

Philippians 1:12-14 ESV I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord … Continue reading For His Purposes