The Doulos Mandate series #5 – Forever Adopted

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Those who live as slaves of sin are orphaned, without a family, alone, but when we become slaves of Christ we are immediately adopted as sons and daughters of God. The benefits of divine adoption are indescribable and amazing, motivating the adopted to live holy lives of rejoicing.

 

The Doulos Mandate series #3: Slaves to Sin

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It is difficult to fully comprehend just how wonderfully amazing the grace of God in Christ is until we realize the other side of the story. It is a universal reality that apart from Christ we are slaves to sin, the most devastating and degenerating power ever to afflict the human race. Sin corrupts the entire person leading to misery and condemnation. But when we embrace grace in Jesus Christ we find freedom from the wretched clutches of sin.

 

Sermon “Baffled”

Romans 7 gives us a peak into the heart of the Apostle Paul. He reveals his frustration over the struggle he continues to have with his flesh and sin, and he also reveals the secret to overcoming this battle as well as a precious promise that can sustain us through the relentless spiritual battle that rages within.

 

Wide Awake


We don’t talk much these days about the return of Christ, and when we do it is often shrouded in fear and depression concerning the end of the world. Even in churches it seems as though the fact that Jesus’ promised to return for His bride some two thousand years ago has lost its excitement for us. Our time and energy is focused on things that are very significant and God-honoring, but they are also rooted in the here and now. We want to make our world a better place and put an end to things like poverty, injustice, and a whole host of other noble pursuits. All the while we may be missing one central premise of life as a follower of Jesus Christ, a premise that guarantees to wake us from the slumber we may not even realize we have fallen into. Paul has a message for each of today that as followers of Jesus Christ our daily lives should be shaped by His imminent return.