Take time of bringing glory and honor to our risen Savior in music and song, followed by a message from Pastor Scott Lee. Scripture Reference: Philemon vv 8-16

I. Love is the _________ that moves the heart to Christian obedience vv 8-10

  1. Do commands have a place in the Christian life? ______ Ps 119:105,11 160
  2. Love is the motive for genuine Christian ____________ 1 Cor 12:31 ; 13:1-3 ; John 14:15 ; Rm 13:8-10
  3. Disobedience is not just a Law issue, it’s a ________ issue
  • A heart moved by your love for _____ v9
  • A heart moved by your love for a ___________ v10

II. Love provides the _________ we should want to obey Christ vv10-14

  1. Grace has made Onesimus a ____________ vv10-11
  2. This former slave is now ________ as a brother in Christ vv12-14
  3. This young man is ___________ for the sake of the Gospel v13
  4. Do what you know is _______ for the right reasons vv13-14

 

III. God’s good purpose in putting us in situations where love must ________ vv15-16

  1. God is working through these events to bring a ___________ for both men v15 Rm 8:28 ; Gn 50:20
  2. Philemon will benefit – “You lost a slave, but gained a __________”
  • Col 3:10-11 • He also gained a deeper ____________ of God
  • (3) Onesimus gains a new __________ in Christ v16
  • If we take this to heart, it will change _____________