Summary: Forgive others for the sake of Christ.

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Charge That to My Account

January 27, 2008 Evening Service

Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK

Rick Boyne

Message Point: Forgive others for the sake of Christ.

Focus Passage: Philemon

Supplemental Passage:


I. Onesimus, the Useless One (verse 11a)

a. Philemon was his master

b. He stole from his master

c. He ran from his master

II. Onesimus, the Convert (verse 10b)

a. Sought refuge in Rome

b. Met Paul

c. Found refuge in Christ

III. Onesimus, the Useful One (verse 11b)

a. He had become useful to Paul

b. He could be useful to Philemon

IV. Philemon’s decision (verse 10a)

a. Paul sends Onesimus back to Philemon

i. Onesimus is Philemon’s slave.

ii. Christianity does not help a man escape his past but to face it and rise above it


b. Philemon must decide whether to:

i. Exercise the Law

ii. Exercise Grace


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