Rev. Leonard W. Onstead — c.1965
1 Corinthians 3:1-9
King James Version (KJV)
1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?
5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.
Brother Onstead was probably my father's favorite Bible teacher. He was the Pastor of the First Pentecostal Church in Corning, Arkansas at the time I was born in 1951. And throughout the period of my growing up he would stay with my family for a week or so at a time while ministering in churches in the areas of Arkansas, Missouri, and Illinois where we lived during those years - although the area covered by his ministry was much wider across the United States.
Rev. L.W. Onstead had an exceptional Bible teaching ministry and could make complex theological topics easy for the common man to understand ... as you will see for yourself if you listen to the audio recordings included below on this webpage. He didn't shy away from the more controversial topics, such as the first two of those included here: The Woman's Place in the New Testament Church and The Rapture. And two of his most often requested Bible studies covered the end time prophecies of Revelations and the basic truthes of the gospel message found in the book of Romans.
These audio recordings are roughly 50 years old, were recorded live during a church service with all of the usual crowd noises in the background, have been played many times, sat on a shelf for many years, suffer from some channel cross-talk in the quieter passages, and now have been digitally re-mastered and restored as much as is possible back to their original lustre for your ease of listening.
And now you are in for a treat, whether this is the first time you have ever heard of this man, or have heard stories of him told by old timers, or have been a follower of his ministry for many years, I present to you, the Reverend Leonard W. Onstead whose message on The Woman's Place in the New Testament Church should automatically begin playing shortly after you load this webpage.
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