HELP IN CHOOSING A MASTER
JESUS CHRIST in simple clear terms said, "NO man can serve two
masters..." Though often tried it simple cannot be done. The
warfare between contending masters is waged daily on the
battlefield of human hearts. The conflict is between MATERIALISM
and NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIANITY.
So completely has materialism saturated our outlook on life that
we can proceed only a short way on the road to Christian
maturity until this subtle cancer has to be diagnosed and
removed. Materialism is malignant. The desire for the things
money can buy and the earthly security money can create has
always been a challenge to Christian faith. It has never been as
systematically injected into the human soul as presently.
CHRIST APPEALS TO US TO...
I.CONSIDER THE CANDOR - "No man can serve two masters..."
SERVE = DOULEUEIN (dulos = SLAVE) = TO BE A SLAVE TO
A slave was a living tool. A master had life-and-death control
over a slave. Slavery involved:
A. The slave had no rights of his own - there was single
B. The slave had not time of his own - full time service is a
trait. Emancipation Proclamation.
MASTER = KURIOS = ABSOLUTE OWNERSHIP
When Jesus became my Master I read everything He said and
studied about all that He did. I memorized His words and dreamed
of His deeds. It was as though I was living with the Man =
andyou know = I was.
II.CONSIDER THE CHOICE - "God of mammon"
Mammon (Mamon) is a Hebrew word for material possessions. It is
not always used in an evil sense. Its ancient use means "to
entrust." It was a banking term ...
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