February 2, 2020 Speaker: Jay Pound Series: God's Story

Scripture: Philemon 1

Living within the Roman Stories

  • Onesimus: freedom from oppression
  • Philemon: betrayed by one he trusted

How can Philemon & Onesimus choose to be shaped instead by God’s story?

  • By embracing their new identities in Jesus
    • No longer a slave, but a “dear brother” (16).
  • By allowing what God has already done (and will do) to change how they live now (20-21).
    • What Paul asks comes with costs and risks to them both

Take Home Idea: When we embrace our new identities in Jesus and live differently because of what he has done, we pull others into God’s story.

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