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Philemon 1:1-25

Philemon 1:1-25


I. This short letter explains how the gospel changes us and our relationships with one another for the glory of Christ!

II. Paul’s letter to Philemon is an appeal for him to forgive Onesimus, the runaway slave.

III. Background on slavery in New Testament times.

IV. The importance of forgiveness in the Bible

V. Lessons on forgiveness in this letter:

1. Forgiveness for the entire church (verses 1-3)
2. Forgiveness requires character (verses 4-7)
3. Forgiveness acts out of love (verses 8-17)
4. Forgiveness cancels debt (verses 18-25)

VI. Take Away

Remember how Christ has received you, and be a person who builds bridges rather than walls

Speaker: Rudolph Lobo

Rudolph Lobo became a follower of the Lord Jesus while studying dentistry in Bangalore.  After joining a Bible-believing church, he developed a love for studying and teaching the Word of God.  Having graduated with an MDiv from Pastoral Training Seminary, Goa, his passion is to equip God’s people to follow Jesus wholeheartedly, to apply God’s Word to all of life, and to be His witnesses in the world.  Rudolph lives and ministers in Bangalore with his wife Rajani and two children, Ruth and Jonathan.