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Sermon: Does God Play Favorites?

Sermon: Does God Play Favorites?

In this clip from last week’s sermon, Greg begins to dive into the question of what it means to be chosen by God. Does he play favorites? Does God predestine some as “his chosen” and predestine others for hell? You can watch the full version and also get other sermon resources by visiting the Woodland Hills sermon page.

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