Sermons & Sunday Schools

An Appeal for Forgiveness

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines the entire letter from Paul to Philemon, a letter asking Philemon to forgive and accept back Philemon’s runaway slave, Onesimus, as a Christian brother. Pastor Babij explains the letter’s four parts as well as how the whole letter parallels a believer’s own experience of salvation:

1. Gracious Greetings (vv. 1-3)
2. An Appreciation of Refreshing Love (vv. 4-7)
3. An Appeal for Grace (vv. 8-16)
4. Asking for Acceptance (vv. 17-22)