Summary: Forgive others for the sake of Christ.
Charge That to My Account
January 27, 2008 Evening Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
Message Point: Forgive others for the sake of Christ.
Focus Passage: Philemon
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