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December
11 2009
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How the Holy Spirit uses Roman slavery to teach spiritual freedom.

“a slave of Christ Jesus” Doulos = “slave.” A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes one thing or experience in terms borrowed from...
December
09 2009
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How the Bible uses metaphor to teach truth.

Pastor-Teacher John Farley Wednesday, December 9, 2009 How the Bible uses metaphor to teach truth. “a slave of Christ Jesus” Doulos = “slave” doulos = a slave, bondman, man of servile condition. Metaphorically, one who gives himself up wholly to another’s will or...
December
06 2009
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To be a slave of Christ is to have rightful order restored

The second packed phrase here is “a slave of Christ Jesus” Doulos = “slave.” doulos = a slave, bondman, man of servile condition. Metaphorically, one who...
December
04 2009
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A slave is someone whose person and service belong wholly to another.

The second packed phrase here is “a slave of Christ Jesus.” Doulos = “slave” When introducing himself to these Roman Christians, the first...
December
02 2009
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Whose slave are you? Part 2

Pastor-Teacher John Farley Wednesday, December 2, 2009 Whose slave are you?  Part 2 The second packed phrase here is “a slave of Christ Jesus.” PauloV douloV Cristou Ihsou Paul the slave, the slave of Christ Jesus Doulos =...
November
29 2009
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Whose slave are you?

Pastor/Teacher John Farley Sunday, November 29, 2009 Whose slave are you? Paul’s new name was a sign of his personal sense of destiny. Being given a new name in Bible times meant a change in nature or relationship. The Divine wrestler asked Jacob his name because He wanted to emphasize the meaning...
November
27 2009
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Real change comes only by God's power.

Pastor/Teacher John Farley Friday, November 27, 2009 Real change comes only by God's power. Paul’s new name was a sign of his personal sense of destiny. With his physical strength disabled, Jacob now shifts his tenacity to become bold in faith. Once you come to the end of your rope, hang on...
November
25 2009
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God blessed Jacob in the very place He disabled him

Pastor-Teacher John Farley Wednesday, November 25, 2009 God blessed Jacob in the very place He disabled him Paul’s new name was a sign of his personal sense of destiny. It is not until Jacob is left alone with the Lord that his name is changed to Israel, a “prince with God.” However,...
November
22 2009
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God wrestles with the believer's self-sufficiency Part 2

We need to ask the Lord to show us what the “socket of our thigh” is - the obstacle that gets in the way of a deeper relationship with Him. This seemed to be a defeat for Jacob, but it...
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