What did the apostles mean when they referred to themselves as a servant, bondslave, bondman and slave of Jesus? These words were translated from the Greek word doulas. There is no equivalent English word making it difficult to translate. By looking at the Old Testament, Dr. Bramson explains what a doulas is. Who else was a doulos? Will followers of Jesus […]
In this lesson, Dr. Bramson discusses what it means to be a slave of Jesus Christ. The word translated as slave or bond servant (2 Peter 1:1, Romans 1:1, Jude 1:1, James 1:1) is the Greek word doulos. By looking at the Old Testament laws for slaves, we learn what a doulos is. What can […]
Peter, Paul, Jude and James all begin their letters in the New Testament in the same way—by referring to themselves as a servant, bondservant, bondsman, slave or bond slave of Jesus Christ. In order to understand what they meant by slave/servant/bondsman, Dr. Bramson delves into the Old Testament to the laws of slavery. Next, what […]
In this lesson, Dr. Bramson teaches on just one verse—John 15:15. What did Jesus mean when He said, “I no longer call you doulos…I have called you friends.” What is a doulos? Many have translated this word as slaves or servants. By comparing Scripture with Scripture, Dr. Bramson explains the meaning of doulos. Listen here.
Why did Jesus tell this parable? Israel had certain misunderstandings about the Messiah, which Jesus was trying to correct. Israel didn’t expect two comings of Messiah, not unlike the many in the church today. Moving on to the parable—who is the king, the servants and the subjects? Why did the third servant get thrown out? […]
Why would a Roman centurion send Jewish elders to see Jesus about healing his servant? What did this Gentile centurion have that all Israel was missing? Jesus then went to Nain and raised a Jewish man from the dead. What does this have to do with the faith of the Roman centurion? Finally, John the […]