Bondslave of the LORD

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on February 12, 2012
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Luke 1:38 Mary called herself a bondslave.

Exodus 21:1-11; Leviticus 25:35-46
The background of the bondslave in the Old Testament provides great insight to our relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.

Matthew 20:7ff; 24:32ff; 25:14ff
Jesus spoke about bondslaves often because it was a commonly understood concept to the people in his day.

1Corinthians 6:20; 7:21-23
We were bought with a price; therefore, Jesus is now to be our Lord.

Galatians 6:17
The mark is pricked in or branded upon the body.

Romans 1:1; Philippians 1:1
Paul considered himself a bondslave.

Romans 6:16-20; 2Peter 2:19
We all are slaves of someone or something.

Galatians 1:6-12
A bondslave does not strive to please men.

Ephesians 6:5-8; Colossians 3:22-25
Work as a slave of Christ, not men.

Philippians 2:6-11
Jesus is our example of a bondslave.

Philippians 2:3-8
We are to think as he thinks.

Colossians 4:12
Epaphras was always laboring earnestly with prayers.

2Timothy 2:22-26
Lordís bondslave must not be quarrelsome.

1Peter 2:13-17
Use your freedom to be a bondslave.

Revelation 22:1-6; 19:5

Considering our modern way of life, it may be difficult for us to relate to this information. Today, thousands of vocations are available for people to select from. In their day, employment was very limited, especially in Israelís isolated situation.

Acts 2:18; 4:29

Romans 1:1
Paul, a bondslave of the Lord Jesus Christ

Romans 6:16-ff

1Cor. 7:23; 2Cor 4:5

Gal 1:10; Eph. 6:5-8

Phil 2:7; Col 3:22; 4:2; 1Tim 6:1

2Tim. 2:24

1Peter 2:16

Rev 1:1; 2:20; 7:3

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