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Luke 15:18-19

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“A Letter of Recommendation”

(The Epistle to Philemon) Paul writes in his own and Timothy’s name to his friend Philemon on behalf of Onesimus, a runaway slave of the latter. Beginning with his usual thanksgiving, here awakened by the report of Philemon’s hospitality, he intercedes for his `son begotten in his bonds’ (Phm. 1:10), Onesimus, who though he is Philemon’s runaway slave is now “a... read more

Matthew 18:21-22

“Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven” – If you’re being literal and keeping score until you get to 490, then you’ve missed the point of the message. Truly, each of us have sinned against the Lord well more than 490... read more

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