Dave Riddle - 09/01/19
Key Passages: Colossians 3:22-25, Ephesians 6:5-8
doulos (Greek: δοῦλος): a slave, bondman, man of servile condition
The Command? Obey
hypakouō (Greek: ὑπακούω) - listen, used of one who, at a knock on the door, comes to listen for who is there (duty of a porter). To listen to a command, to obey, be obedient to, submit to.
The Way of Obedience
In All Ways
Colossians 3:22 - ...obey your masters in all things.
With the proper attitude
Ephesians 6:5 - ...obey ...with respect and fear
At All Times
Ephesians 6:6 - obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you.
Emphasized again in Colossians 3:22
With the Right Heart
Ephesians 6:6-7 - ...doing the will of God from your heart. Serve wholeheartedly.
Committed to Excellence
Colossians 3:23 - In all the work you are doing, work the best you can.
Having a Spiritual Focus
Colossians 3:24 - you are serving the Lord Christ.
Maintaining a Kingdom Perspective
Colossians 3:24 - Remember that you will receive your reward from the Lord.