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Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment

preached October 12, 2007
added December 3, 2009
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scripture Philemon 1:1-7
topic Christian Living
type Sermon
id 2588
Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment

preached May 11, 2008
added May 11, 2008
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scripture Philemon 1:1-7
topics Biblical Figures, Christian Thinking, Forgiveness, Grace of God, Love of God, Loving Others, Restoration
type Sermon
id 2628

Writing from a Roman prison cell, Paul urged Philemon and his runaway slave Onesimus to be reconciled. Paul wrote with thankfulness and joy because he had been encouraged by stories of Philemon’s faith in Jesus as evidenced by his love for others. Alistair Begg teaches that genuine shared faith in Christ is so deep and transformative that it becomes impossible to remain selfish or unforgiving.

On the Basis of Love

On the Basis of Love

preached May 18, 2008
added May 18, 2008
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scripture Philemon 1:8-16
topics Biblical Figures, Christian Thinking, Forgiveness, Gospel, Grace, Grace of God, Love of God, Loving Others, Preaching, Regeneration/New Birth, Restoration, Sovereignty of God
type Sermon
id 2633

Paul had the apostolic authority to demand reconciliation between Philemon and his runaway slave Onesimus. Instead,he appealed to them on the basis of love. Alistair Begg emphasizes that love is foundational in our service to Christ and our responses to each other. Just as Paul encouraged Philemon to welcome Onesimus’ return as a brother, our relationships should be radically transformed by Christ.

Refresh My Heart

Refresh My Heart

preached October 13, 2007
added December 3, 2009
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scripture Philemon 1:17-25
topic Loving Others
type Sermon
id 2590
Refresh My Heart

Refresh My Heart

preached May 25, 2008
added March 17, 2008
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scripture Philemon 1:17-25
topics Biblical Figures, Christian Thinking, Dependence on God, Forgiveness, Gospel, Grace, Grace of God, Love of God, Loving Others, Restoration
type Sermon
id 2635

When we are redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ, we enjoy a familial bond with other Christians that cannot be severed. Because of their shared faith, Paul pleaded with Philemon to forgive and welcome back his runaway slave Onesimus. Forgiveness and reconciliation can feel overwhelming, but Alistair Begg reassures us that by God’s grace we are enabled to do what He calls us to do, even when it seems humanly impossible.