LISTENNOW! John asks the question whose slave are you? John shares that there are two types of slaves those that are physically enslaved and those that are in spiritual slavery and he shares that spiritual slavery can take two paths. One that starts with sin which ultimately leads to enslavement, bondage, and domination under the devil and the other begins with obedience to God’s word which leads to righteousness, holiness, and being a slave of God. One leaves you under bondage to satan and the other leads to freedom. They continue to discuss that the end result of sin is your captivity. It never appears like that at first but then before you know it one sin leads to another sin that leads to another sin and each one tightening its hold on you to the point that you are tied up. Romans 6: 16 says “ Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey- whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience which leads to righteousness?” Jesus came to set us free however the only way we can become truly free from the slavery of sin is when we become a slave to Christ.
The Bondage of Fear; Steve Hill
John, Pat, and Chris discuss the recent interview Steve Hill had with Rudy Attallah, retired Colonel in the Air Force as they talk about the bondage of fear. Rudy shares accounts from his life growing up in Beirut, Lebanon during a civil war and seeing literal blood on the streets as well as walking into the most dangerous countries in the world. They remind us what the Bible tells us in 1 John 4:18 that perfect love cast out fear. Steve reminds us that we live in America, a very safe place compared to other parts of the world. It’s time to move pass our fears and do what fear has told us we could not do.