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Jul 12, 2020

Slaves and Masters

Slaves and Masters

Passage: 1 Timothy 6:1-2

Speaker: Pastor Stephen Palm

Series: The Blueprint for Building God’s Church

Category: Church-Life

In the first two verses of 1 Timothy chapter 6, Paul encourages slaves to not only obey their masters but to honor them! At times we wish that the biblical authors confronted slavery more vigorously, as we have in our culture. However, there are reasons for this different approach that had great impact upon the progress of the gospel. Jesus and Paul’s reticence to take the institution of slavery on in the manner we might have liked is the result of a painful chapter in Roman history – the Spartacus Rebellion in which 6000 rebelling slaves were crucified.