by Rev. Vince Finnegan on January 31, 2010
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1 Corinthians 7:23 You were bought with a price the blood of Christ. The relationship we have with Jesus the Messiah is he is the lord and we are the bond-slave.

The Hebrew and Greek words for "slave" are usually rendered simply "servant," "bondman," or "bondservant." Slavery as it existed under the Mosaic Law has no modern parallel.

Exodus 21:1-6 The master cared for the slave, and the slave served the master. To be a bond-slave was the freewill choice of the slave.

Philippians 2:1-11 Jesus considered himself a bond-slave of God, and he is now our example.

Philippians 3:17 Paul is also our example to follow. He often referred to himself as a bond-slave.

2 Corinthians 4:5 "...Ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake."

Galatians 1:10

Matthew 8:9 The first use in the New Testament reveals the bond-slave is to obey his master. The eye of the slave is upon the hand of the master.

Matthew 20:20-28 The right mind-set is to think of ourselves as slaves and not as masters or lords.

Galations 5:13 You were the slaves of sin, but now you are free to be a slave of the Lord Jesus Christ and to serve one another in love.

    Ways of serving:
  • Prayer is vital Colossians 4:12; Ephesians 6:18 and 19; 1 Timothy 2:1-8
  • Encourage one another 1 Thessalonians 5:11-18 - A smile, kind word, a hug can do a lot for people.
  • Romans 16:16; 1 Corinthians 16:20; 2 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:26; 1 Peter 5:14 Greet one another with a kiss of love.
  • Evangelize Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
  • Serve one another Galatians 5:13 - Get busy serving one another. In addition to prayer and love, we need help with physical work. This is your church; invest in it! If you want to feel more a part of things, volunteer to serve. We need help!

    Matthew 24:32-51 Now is the time to serve, not when our Lord comes back − then is too late.

    Matthew 2514-30 In the day, you want to hear, "Well done good and faithful slave." You do not want to hear, "Throw out the worthless slave into the outer darkness".

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