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Series: The Art of Forgiveness
The Beauty of Redemption
Book of Philemon
Philemon is the shortest of Paul’s writings. It was written from prison sometime between AD 55-62. The letter to Philemon has close connections to the book of Colossians.
Philemon was a private letter. The letter focuses on three people: Paul, Philemon, and Onesimus.
The slavery problem
Onesimus = Useful
pote = Formerly, Once, Then
de nuni = But Now, Currently
1. We all have a past of which we need forgiveness.
2. We all have a debt we cannot pay -- only Christ can cover our sin.
2 Corinthians 5:21
Double imputation (2-WAY TRANSFER):
My Sin on Jesus, His Righteousness in me
3. People in Christ are transformed.
o Our standing has changed.
o Our Character is changed.
o The trajectory of our lives has changed.
4. It takes transformed hearts to experience true forgiveness.