Of Bondservants

Nov 12, 2023 by: Dale Thiele | Series: Ephesians: Walk Worthy Scripture: Ephesians 6:5-9 Tags: slavery, masters, employment

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

Ephesians: Walk Worthy

Of Bondservants 

  • Making Sense of the Bible and Slavery
  • The Christ Principle
  • The Practical Principles  

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Ephesians 6:5-9. Why is a passage like this difficult for modern Bible-readers to interpret and apply today?
  2. What are some similarities and differences between slavery we see in the Bible and slavery that was practiced in America? How does this impact how we read the Bible?
  3. Does Paul condone or condemn slavery? Explain.
  4. Christ is mentioned in every verse in this passage. Why? How does this impact the discussion about relationships between bondservants and masters?
  5. While it is not a one-to-one comparison, how might the principles of this passage apply to your employment situation, whether you are an employee or an employer?  

Memory Verse of the Week:

Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. (ESV)