In this sermon Rev. Quigley very clearly spells out the fact that the Lord Jesus has done an amazing work in smashing the Christian's former bondage to sin and thereby setting them free to live for the Father's glory.
The next two sermons in the series, 'Slave of God - Live It!' and 'What Wonderful Slavery!' develop this truth to a great conclusion.
Great Sermon! Phenomenal! This sermon provides such beautiful keys to our relationship with Jesus Christ. I too was one of those Christians who did not understand all that Christ had done for me. I wish I had heated this sermon with open ears many years ago. When I realized that I was no longer under the dominion of sin, that it was not my master and that I have a new beautiful Master, it was like seeing that old man that old sinful nature as the man behind the curtain in the Wizard of Oz who still wants to claim power, but is a defeated disarmed tyrant. I know that temptation to fall for the old man still exists, but I also now know the way of escape in Jesus
from The King's Table
Preach on Brother! Preach On!
Angela Wittman (5/19/2007)
Great Sermon! Thank you for this encouraging message. I hope other Christians will listen and be encouraged. May all glory be to God!
Thank you This was a good reminder to me... a challenge to walk in my new identity in Christ.
Clay Finley (2/11/2007)
from Sparta, IL
Thanks Thank you for your words, for faithfully proclaming the true and life-giving gospel to our sinful hearts - especially mine.
Changing...everything This sermon was powerful enough the first time I heard it. I still keep hearing parts of it in my mind every day - reminding me that the relationship I once had with sin is no more. Sin is not my master. The best point in this sermon is that Christ did far, far more when He died on the cross than simply paying the penalty for my sin: He smashed the relationship I had with it. No one is free - you either do what sin wants or what God wants - and yet real freedom is not having to do what sin wants. What a powerful message to share with the world.
Linda Reyburn (1/28/2007)
from Phoenix, Arizona (USA)
Great Sermon! I was so impressed with how Christ was moving in this message that my entire church has now heard about it. It spoke to me as a woman, tempted to overcome the issue of pride with a false humility, rejecting all that He's blessed us with by saying that we, His creatures, are worthless - and giving in to sin at a back door. This gave me hope that I was praying for these last two years. Pastor Andrew, thank you for being faithful - you are truly a vessel used by God.
Scott McMahan (1/17/2007)
This was just for me, but you could listen too... When I was listening, it seemed like this sermon was preached just for me. I do not know how many times I have read Rom 6-8, but this brought out a distinction at the end of Romans 6 I had never seen before and that really helped me. Romans 6:21-22 jumped out at me because it was a demand for personal sanctification I had never noticed in the Bible before.