New Highland Baptist Church Podcast

August 30, 2015 "Home Is Where the Heart Is: The Church as the Family of God" Philemon

August 30, 2015
New Highland Baptist Church Podcast
August 30, 2015 "Home Is Where the Heart Is: The Church as the Family of God" Philemon
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New Highland Baptist Church Podcast
August 30, 2015 "Home Is Where the Heart Is: The Church as the Family of God" Philemon
Aug 30, 2015
Dr. Scott Spencer
Show Notes
-We all "do" family in our own ways. -Not always biological families, but linked by love and common interests. -A family atmosphere permeates Philemon. -Highlights: 1. Paul writing from prison. 2. Philemon - dear friend & Christian brother - hosted a house church. 3. Onesimus - Philemon's slave 4. Paul asks Philemon to welcome Onesimus back in the faith. -The church as the family of God: governed by love - the key ingredient. Without love if profits nothing. 1. Refreshing love - rest, relax, restore our hearts, our gut 2. Freeing love - be who we are and do what we do (not an obligation) 3. Welcoming love - forgiving - Paul asked Philemon to welcome Onesimus back and to forgive him