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Chains for the Gospel (Phlm 8-16) by Matthew Christian
Listen 02/10/2019

Paul knew that the fullness of God's blessing would never be realized in Onesimus until the runaway slave returned and reconciled with his master. Only then could he be truly useful. Paul requested that Philemon receive Onesimus not only as a beloved brother (cf. Col 4:9), but as if he were receiving Paul's very on affections, or "son" if you will. Paul expects Philemon to grant Onesimus' freedom so that he can return to Paul and serve in the gospel ministry. This undertaking is to be on account of Philemon's love for the saints and faith in Jesus Christ, for which he is esteemed (v. 13). This must be done voluntarily and not grudgingly, lest Philemon's faith and love be in pretense only (v. 14).

Special music following, by Betty Jean Reynolds

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Chains for the Gospel (Part One)
Phlm 1-7
by Matthew Christian
02/03/2019
Not Ashamed of the Gospel (Part Three)
Rom 1:24-32
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01/13/2019
Not Ashamed of the Gospel (Part Two)
Rom 1:18-23
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01/06/2019
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First Coming of the Lord (Part Two)
Lk 2:8-20
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First Coming of the Lord (Part One)
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Second Coming of the Lord (Part Five)
Rv 20:7-15
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Second Coming of the Lord (Part Four)
Rv 20:4-6
by Matthew Christian
11/25/2018
Second Coming of the Lord (Part Three)
Rv 20:1-3
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11/18/2018
Second Coming of the Lord (Part Two)
Rv 19:17-21
by Matthew Christian
11/11/2018
Second Coming of the Lord (Part One)
Rv 19:11-16
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Acts 2:44-47
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The Lord Added to the Church (Part One)
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Rev 5:1-7
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Mt 25:14-30
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Heb 12:1-3
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2 Thes 2:5-8
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2 Thes 2:3-4, 9-12
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2 Thes 2:1-4
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1 Sm 17:40-47
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Eph 6:10-18
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Jn 10:28-30
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Heb 10:10-14
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Rom 8:30-34
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