Where do we start? 10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. 10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever. What do we tend to fear? The unknown…
We think you ought to know, dear brothers and sisters, about the trouble we went through in the province of Asia. We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves…
In this last part of the 3 part series, Pastor John speaks upon believers being called into a life of reconciliation and restoration as Paul exemplifies in this final appeal to Philemon. There were be times in our lives whreby we may find ourselves in one of three stgaes in our walk with Christ: 1.) Onesimus--whereby we may have committed a wrong and need reconcilaiton; 2.) Philemon--whereby we are the one wronged by someone and need reconciliation; 3.) Paul--whereby God is using us to bring reconciliation to a situation. Truth to be told, we may find ourselves in a combination of one of the three above but the lesson learned is to allow God to use us to bring His redemption story to others, even if it makes us uncomfortable.