Scripture: Colossians 1:13
Text: John 8:32
Opening: Do you live by “Commandments to Obey” or “Truth to believe”? Many believer’s today try to live their Christian lives with part of the Commandments to Obey and some belief in Truth. Half in, half out. As long as we keep “Trying to keep the Commandments“ we will be unstable in our Christian growth and fruitless. The TRUTH is that we have been delivered from the kingdom of darkness and Conveyed- Delivered- Birthed into the Kingdom of THE SON OF HIS LOVE, JESUS CHRIST. That is why Jesus said “I am the Way The Truth and THE LIFE and No MAN comes to The FATHER but by Me! John 14; 6.
When we accept Christ’s finished work on Calvary we are translated into HIS KINGDOM. WE our redeemed from the kingdom of darkness which Adam put us in with the sin in the Garden of Eden. Thus, the Journey begins in HIS Kingdom. But we must learn the knowledge of the Kingdom with its principles and Truth. The Law from the OLD Kingdom does not work in the New Kingdom. Paul said “The Law brings Wrath.“ The new Kingdom is GRACE (Love in Action) and TRUTH. In this new Kingdom we have 3 dimensions that we are called to walk in. Let’s study them this morning:
1) SON: We have adopted into this Kingdom. Ephesians 1:3-7: Chosen, predestined, accepted in the Beloved! God loves you as a SON- Daughter TODAY! Are YOU ROOTED AND GROUNDED IN THAT LOVE? If you trying to get GOD to Like you- YOU ARE NOT GROUNDED IN LOVE!
Galatians 4:1-7: Have you received and accepted THE TRUTH of your adoption? YOU’RE A SON NOT A SLAVE. You act like a slave when you walk in the kingdom of Darkness.
Romans 8:1-15: Kingdom of Darkness produces Fear and the KINGDOM OF JESUS CHRIST FAITH working through LOVE (Gal. 5:6)
2) Servant: Because we have been REDEEMED we are to SERVE out of LOVE. Jesus said, “I didn’t come to be served but to serve. Matt 20:28.
Paul uses the Term “Bond Servant” 3 times. Bondservant comes from the Greek word, “Doulos“ meaning one who is subservient to and at the disposal of His master. This has KINGDOM Meaning. The Prodigal Son used the term when He Came to his senses in Luke 15:17.
What are you a SERVANT-Slave to today? Many are slaves to the flesh because you BELIEVE YOU ARE. “My people perish for lack of knowledge.” WE have a serious TRUTH problem in the Church today and therefore have few Sons walking in the AUTHORITY CHRIST HAS GIVEN US!!!!!
3) Steward: Parable of the Talents – How are you using your Talents?
KINGDOM PRINCIPLE: “For the gifts and calling of the Lord are IRREVOCABLE” Rom 11:29
We will be held accountable! LIVING IN HIS KINGDOM we realize HIS POWER IS SUFFICIENT.
CLOSING: Which Kingdom do you spend most of your TIME?