Philemon: Forgiveness that Leads to Reconciliation, part 2 (Business / Partnership Metaphors)

What follows is a manuscript from a sermon I have preached on a few occasions.  I walk through the whole book of Philemon.  Love to have you follow along in this series.  My prayer is that it will inspire you to “forgive as you have been forgiven…” The rest of the 5 part series is [Read More...]

Philemon: Forgiveness that Leads to Reconciliation, part one

What follows is a manuscript from a sermon I have preached on a few occasions.  I walk through the whole book of Philemon.  Love to have you follow along in this series.  My prayer is that it will inspire you to “forgive as you have been forgiven…” The rest of the 5 part series is [Read More...]

Love Your Enemies… An Ethical Exhortation

What follows is based on a seminary assignment where we were encouraged to use the indicative (what God has done) to lead to an ethical imperative (what we can do). I wrote a mini-sermon or sermonette :-) It is very personal and a bit longer than the average post (about 1500 words), but I trust that if you take the time to read that thoughts will be moving. Love to hear your thoughts… [Read more...]

Closer (Series), Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Philemon Message

Right Click and Save Target As to play This is the opening message in a series we did called “Closer: Relationships in the Way of Jesus” (we borrowed the series title from Vintage Church, but the content is all original). In this message, we look at the whole of the letter to Philemon. [Read more...]


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