Saturday, April 30, 2011

Are You a Slave or a Son?

A Son or a Slave in the Father's House

"Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever." John 8:34-35

The following sermon is from Bro. Ian Robson at CFC as he teaches on the difference between living as a servant versus a son to God.  In this teaching, he addresses:
  • Are we resentful & angry in what we do or do we intend well seeking to please the Lord with what we do?
  • Are we jealous when others around us are blessed or can we truly rejoice at the goodness of God shown to others?
  • Is our labor one of compulsion & obligation or is it a labor of love unto the Lord?
  • What is the spirit of your obedience to God? Is it the spirit of a slave or a son?
  • Do we have a complaint against God as if He owes us something or do we truly serve Him joyfully from the heart in gratitude for who He is?
Just the other day, I wrote on the issue of having integrity in all we do and being aware of the little foxes. Bro. Ian touches on a few of these things as well.   It is always amazing to me how God sends confirmation for words He has given.   He IS an awesome God!

As Bro. Ian asks in the message, will we decide to live as a servant or as a son for Almighty God?  I pray we will understand the calling to be and live as His sons and daughters.

You also may want to read a previous post on the difference between one who exalts himself as a son of God and one whom God exalts as His son in the article called, "I'm A King's Kid". We may come in the faith as servants, but God in His own power then exalts us to be sons!

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