The Principle of Lordship—Summary

1. Slavery was common during the time of the New Testament. 2. The Greek word “kurios” means Lord. It was a common word the vocabulary of someone living in the 1st Century. 3. A Lord is one who has authority. 4. A Lord issues commands which must be obeyed. 5. A Lord will not tolerate servants who place their own will above his own will. 6. A Lord’s desires replaces a servant’s desires. 7. Whom you call Lord does not always show who is your real Lord. 8. In knowing who is your real Lord, action speaks louder than words. 9. A Lord is not only heard by his servants but also obeyed by his servants. 10. Even Jesus placed the Father’s will above His own will. 11. A Lord will bless the servant who fulfills the Lord’s will. 12. A Lord will curse the servant who fulfills the servant’s own will.

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A Servant is not above his master THE PRINCIPLE OF LORDSHIP
Luke 7:8 I say unto one,____________, and he____________________. Matt. 20:24 The servant is not ______________ his Lord. Matt 7:21 Not everyone who says to Me, “Lord Lord,” but he who _________________________ . Matt. 7:24 Whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a ____________________. John 6:38 Not to do My own __________, but the __________ of Him that sent me. Luke 22:42 Father, if it is your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not _______ will, but _________ be done. Matt. 24:46 Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes will find ________ doing.

The Principle of Servanthood— Summary
1. Doulos is the Greek word for slave used in the passages in this lesson. 2. A slaves job is to serve his Lord. Christians as slaves serve Jesus. 3. A Slave/Christian shows his Lord’s superiority by fulfilling his Lord’s will. 4. A Slave is a man who was purchased by his Lord. 5. A Christian was purchased by Jesus’ blood, therefore, Jesus is a Christians Lord. 6. The one whom a slave obeys is his Lord. 7. If a Christian obeys a man or a culture then Jesus is not that Chrisitan’s Lord. 8. A servant should follow his Lord’s commands and examples. 9. A Christian follows Jesus’ examples. 10. Jesus’ real servants have completely given themselves to Jesus for Jesus’ usage.

Matt. 17:5 Hear ye _______________. Heb. 1:1-2 God has _____________ to us in His son. Matt. 28:18 ____________ authority is given to me in ___________________ and in _________________. Eph. 1:21 Far above ____________ rule, authority, power, and dominion. John 13:13 You ______________ me Master and Lord, and you _____________ well. Luke 6:46 Why do you call Me „Lord, Lord,‟ and ___________ __________ the things which I say? 1 Cor. 14:37 The things I _______________ to you are the commandments of the Lord.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. God said that today Jesus is the commanding Lord of all Christians. As Lord, Jesus has (exousia) both the authority or right and the power or might in all things. If Jesus rules as Lord with all authority, every man only serves with no authority. Jesus‟ authority as Lord is not only above all others but far above all others. To simply call Jesus „Master and Lord‟ is not enough. As servants we must respond to His commands with obedience to Him as Lord. When we obey the Bible, we are obeying Jesus as Lord.

Matt. 7:21 Not ____________ unto Me, Lord, Lord, but he that _____________. Rom. 6:16 The _____________ whom you obey, His ______________ you are. Matt. 23:8-10 Call no man your ________________, or ________________, _________________. Gal. 1:10 If I am trying to please men, not a ________________ of Christ. Matt. 10:37 Loves father or mother more than Me is not ___________ ___ _______. John 6:38 Not to do ____ _________ will, but the will of Him that sent me. Joshua 24:15 As for me and my house we will _______________ the Lord.
1. 2. Not only saying that Jesus is your Lord but obeying Jesus as Lord. Though you call Jesus your Lord, whom you obey is you real Lord. A man could meaningfully call Jesus His Lord but actually be Jesus‟ enemy. Exalting a man religiously as a father or teacher arrogantly makes him your lord. Pleasing man sometimes makes man (not Jesus) your lord. A true servant of Jesus ignores the world‟s commands. You become your own lord when you fulfill your own will. A true servant of Jesus joyfully obeys the words of Jesus.

John 13:16 A servant is not _______________ than his Lord. 1 Cor. 7:23 You were bought; do not become slaves of _______________. Rom. 6:16 You are that one‟s slaves whom you ________________. 1 John 2:6 He who __________ he abides in Him ought himself also to ___________ just as He walked. Rom. 12:1 That you present your bodies as a living _________________.


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