Paul presents the imperative of the gospel to slave owners because Christ came to abolish the guilt of sin and to plunder all of Satan’s goods. Showing that Christ’s lordship if the motivation behind all action, Paul avoids being caught up in the modern i
Marriage, Divorce, Discipleship (Mark 10:1-12)
Jesus continues to teach his disciples that their discipleship must extend to everything. By contrasting the Pharisees approach to scripture and by bringing up the complementing -Original, and Goal, for marriage the nature of discipleship is shown to be 1
The Christian Slave (Ephesians 6:5-8)
Paul shows us that our service to Christ is demonstrated in our slavery. He exponds the joy of this truth through the work and reward of Christian slavery
Fire Punctuated Discipleship (Mark 9:42-50)
Jesus ties together his discussion on sanctification and sin with the previous discussions on receiving and forbidding and underlines the required sacrifice because of God’s condeming fire and the corporate aspect of God’s purifying fire
Biblical Fatherhood (Ephesians 6:4)
Paul shows us the picture of fatherhood through restraint and submission to Christ
In the Name (Mark 9:38-41)
Mark demonstrates that we are not to be jealous of the gifts of the Kindom but for the King. By showing that the gifts are not exclusive, or as important as the testimony of Jesus, and they are not the reward
Obedience on Fire (Ephesians 6:1-4)
Paul sets out for the children at Ephesus an obligation, qualification and motivation to obey their parents. Together these pastoral emphasis show us that children too have a hope of calling and a grounds for obedience.
The Way of Humility (Mark 9:30-37)
Christ shows the disciples that ppsition in the kindom is won trough humility and service.
Christ the Faithful (Mark 9:14-29)
Christ brings out the need and nature of faith in the conversations that surround the disciples failure to cast out a demon.
Superior Husbandry (Ephesians 5:25-33)
Paul demonstrates three important deatil about superior husbnadry which underscroe the grace of the gospel. Showing us the the model, the reason and the method of superior husbandry