From Slavery to Sonship

                                                                    Exodus 15:22 ¨C 17:7





-         Exodus is about deliverance and freedom ¨C both from and into

o       Deliverance from bondage

o       Freedom to move into promised land

-         A foreshadow of salvation

-         Exodus portrays Christ as our Passover Lamb

-         Today will focus on slave vs. son



1.                  Slaves, sons, & inheritance

a.       Galatians 4: 6-7  Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba, Father."   So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.


2.                  A sonĄ¯s worldview

a.       English: mind   Greek: phronema <¨C phroneo <- phren (midriff)

b.      Used 3 times in Romans: 8:6,7 carnally minded, spiritually minded

c.       Romans 8:27  the mind of the Spirit

d.      Focuses on the solution instead of the problem

e.       Asks questions of faith instead of doubt



3.                  A sonĄ¯s relationship to time

a.       Lives in the moment, embraces the future

b.      Learns by GodĄ¯s voice command

c.       Reserves a Sabbath rest



4.                  A sonĄ¯s testimony

a.       For a lifetime and beyond

b.      Recognizes and passes GodĄ¯s testing

c.       Obeys out of love

d.      Speaks what God says, even in the face of opposition

e.       Heart has a home (John 14:16-18)


5.                  A sonĄ¯s inheritance

a.       Wage vs. inheritance

b.      Prodigal son

c.       Steward the inheritance

d.      Transition by the renewing of the mind