You are a slave to sin if you commit sin. Sin is anything that is against God and not of God. God created us to serve Him and to serve Him for His purposes. When we sin, we are no longer a servant of God, but a servant of sin.
Romans 12:1. Many of us ask what God’s will is for our lives, but maybe what we should be asking is what pleases God. God is not a two-dimensional God, but he is a person who has likes and dislikes. One of the things that pleases him most is for us to love him and to show him that we love him. Words are not enough for God.
Bible Summary. There are many prophecies in the Old Testament that foretell the nature and characteristics of the Messiah’s ministry prior to his arrest and crucifixion. These prophecies are then fulfilled by Jesus in the New Testament.
Isaiah 53:11. Christ suffered as a consequent of mankind’s sin in order that mankind could be justified before God. God loves us, but at the same time all of us fall short of the glory of God and are guilty of sin. We all deserve to bear the grievous consequences of sin. Sin is outright rebellion against God and it results in severe consequences.
Bible Summary. Christian stewardship at its essence is being faithful stewards of the gospel of Jesus Christ. A key component of Christian stewardship is being a spiritual leader. Christian stewardship also consists of being a diligent follower of Jesus Christ. The ultimate purpose of Christian stewardship is to glorify God.
Isaiah 1:3. Where there is a servant or a steward, there is also a master. Christian stewardship consists of where we are the stewards and God is the master. We are stewards over the things and resources that God has given us. As Christian stewards we do not do as we please, nor do we follow the whim or fancy of our fellow man. God is our master, and we are to act accordingly.
John 12:26. Christian stewardship at its essence is being a diligent follower of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. In John 12:26 Jesus says, “If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour”.
Matthew 20:26. A key component of Christian stewardship is being a spiritual leader. A spiritual leader is one who serves others, and not one who is served by other. As a Christian steward we are not to create strife by trying to be greater than others.