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Scripture Reference: Philemon vv 17-20

I. The Gospel has power to welcome the _______ home as a _________
v17

As Christians we are partners (koinonos) in the ‘shared life of Christ’ (koinonia)
Based on that Paul appeals to Philemon to “receive his runaway home as if he was ____”
This is what Christ has done for us – 1 Pet 3:18 ; 2 Cor 5:21

  • He stood in our place to take our ____
  • So we might stand in His place and be __________ by God

In the same way, we must “welcome home” those who’ve sinned against us (Rm 15:7)

II. The Gospel gives us the assurance that every ______ has been paid
v18-19

Theologically, Paul is taking on the role of ________ Whatever sin there is, whatever he owes, ___________________

Col 2:13-14 , 3:13

  • This is the doctrine of the imputation of Christ’s _______
  • This is the guarantee of the ____________ of sins Heb 10:10-14

Application: Just as our debts have been fully paid by Christ, we must count our brother’s debt as ____________ in Christ Mt 6:14-15 ; 18:23-35

III. The Gospel restores and ___________ believers in fellowship
v20
(1) Our obedience in forgiveness __________ the reputation of God’s kingdom
(2) Our obedience in forgiveness __________ the hearts of others