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Terms of Endearment

Philemon 1:1-7
id: 2588

The Road of Reconciliation

Being reconciled to God not only changes our relationship with Him, but also changes the way we view the world and our relationships with others. The Bible calls Christians to forgive one another as Christ has forgiven each of us – an impossible task apart from the empowering grace of God. As Alistair Begg warns, “we dare not claim to love God, whom we cannot see, if we are failing to love our brother who stands before us plain as day.” When we follow Paul, Philemon, and Onesimus along the road to reconciliation, we see the transforming power of the ...

Philemon 1:1-25
id: 15701

Terms of Endearment

Writing from a Roman prison cell, Paul urged Philemon and his runaway slave Onesimus to be reconciled. Paul wrote with thankfulness and joy because he had been encouraged by stories of Philemon’s faith in Jesus as evidenced by his love for others. Alistair Begg teaches that genuine shared faith in Christ is so deep and transformative that it becomes impossible to remain selfish or unforgiving.

Philemon 1:1-7
id: 2628

Series: The Road of Reconciliation


On the Basis of Love

Paul had the apostolic authority to demand reconciliation between Philemon and his runaway slave Onesimus. Instead,he appealed to them on the basis of love. Alistair Begg emphasizes that love is foundational in our service to Christ and our responses to each other. Just as Paul encouraged Philemon to welcome Onesimus’ return as a brother, our relationships should be radically transformed by Christ.

Philemon 1:8-16
id: 2633

Series: The Road of Reconciliation


Refresh My Heart

Philemon 1:17-25
id: 2590

Refresh My Heart

When we are redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ, we enjoy a familial bond with other Christians that cannot be severed. Because of their shared faith, Paul pleaded with Philemon to forgive and welcome back his runaway slave Onesimus. Forgiveness and reconciliation can feel overwhelming, but Alistair Begg reassures us that by God’s grace we are enabled to do what He calls us to do, even when it seems humanly impossible.

Philemon 1:17-25
id: 2635

Series: The Road of Reconciliation


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