SERMON TOPIC: Slavery
Speaker: Gavin Paynter
Date: 13 August 2017
Topic Groups: SLAVERY, ETHICS, FREEDOM
Sermon synopsis: Collins Concise English Dictionary defines a slave as follows:
- a person legally owned by another and having no freedom of action or right to property
- a person who is forced to work for another against his will.
Collins Concise English Dictionary also defines a slave as follows:
- a person under the domination of another person or some habit or influence.
BIBLICAL DEFINITION OF A SLAVE:
… a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him. (2 Pet 2:19)
“…everyone who sins is a slave to sin…” (John 8:34 )
Moses, who was a type of Jesus, was called by God to be his instrument to free his people from slavery. Jesus purchased freedom for those who were enslaved by sin. In the Nazareth synagogue, Jesus said that he came “to preach deliverance to the captives” (Luke 4:18 KJV).