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Port Hueneme church of Christ


Doing Right When Things Are Hard

1 Peter 2:18-19

by Mason French


  • Introduction
    • 1. Most of work done by slaves in Roman Empire
    • 2. Mentioned several times (1 Corinthians 7:21-22; Colossians 3:22; Colossians 4:1; Titus 2:9-10)
    • 3. Legalized dehumanization
    • 4. Christianity will finally root out slavery
  • I. SLAVES - EMPLOYEES
    • A. Submit
      • 1. Grateful attitude as Christian
      • 2. God requires
      • 3. Provide goods and services to humanity
      • 4. Christian knows God is watching
      • 5. 1 Corinthians 9:27; Matthew 10:28
    • B. Obey Even Bad Master / Boss
      • 1. What you think about as you work (Colossians 3:2)
      • 2. When you obey, you glorify God's name (1 Timothy 6:1; Ephesians 6:5-8)
    • C. Whether Master / Boss, Must Keep Good Conscience with God
      • 1. Recognize God's presence with you (Acts 24:16; 1 Peter 3:16)
      • 2. The final victory (Matthew 25:23)
  • Conclusion
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