Sunday School, November 10, 2013
It is estimated that there were about sixty million slaves in the Roman Empire. Most of them lived in a hopeless existence. Therefore, when the Apostle Paul and others came and preached the Gospel, slaves were among the first to receive Christ. It gave them a new hope for the future, changed their lifestyle and in many cases changed their status with their masters. As Christians, like the slaves back then, we have been bought with a price (1 Corinthians 6:20). Romans 6:22 reveals that we have been set free from sin, death and hell and have a new Master that has given us the status of sons - family - Christ ones.