Episode 022 – From Slave To Slave

On July 4th, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted a statement known as “The Declaration of Independence,” announcing that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as thirteen newly independent sovereign states – no longer a part of the British Empire – and calling themselves, “The United States of America.” The most well-known line within the Declaration indicates that Americans have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Liberty is freedom. But what does the Bible have to say about freedom? That’s what’s tackled in this teaching as we learn the paradoxical truth that in order to find true freedom, we must seek slavery.

Discussion Questions

  • What’s your biggest takeaway from the teaching?
  • There’s clearly a negative slavery (what we see in our world today and throughout world history) but also a positive one (explored in this teaching). What surprised you most about how the Bible describes the positive slavery?
  • Are there any places in your life where you‘ve sought “freedom” but it has been anything but that?
  • With our dependence upon the Scriptures, Son, and Spirit, where do you need to grow the most? What does that look like practically?
  • How will you begin implementing your desired changes over this next week?

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  1. Susan Lutz July 3, 2018 at 6:55 am - Reply

    Left to our own devices, we will affix ourselves to things we think will lead us to life, but will actually lead us to death. This is so true. Love the imagery of being affixed to God. Great teaching! Thank you, Brad.

  2. Tru Jackson July 3, 2018 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    If I understood this week’s teaching…I will be “avad” to God. He’s my source of everything. Thanks for this teaching.

    • Brad Gray July 6, 2018 at 1:46 pm - Reply

      Yep, you “avad” God as His “eved” 🙂

  3. S. Michael Oliver July 22, 2018 at 11:50 am - Reply

    Speaking with courage is near the heart of the Gospel. This message rings true,very clearly…

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