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Philemon Series

Paul wrote a lot of letters in the New Testament. One of the more unique letters he writes is to a person named Philemon. This is unique because Philemon was a partner in ministry, but not as a pastor or missionary. Rather, he was a wealthy businessman who participated in the work of ministry. On top of this, Paul is writing to Philemon over a touchy, dangerous, and socially charged topic: a returning slave. 

For us, this issue is simple and should be addressed simply: slavery is bad. But Paul's world operated different than ours. Slavery was as second nature to them as electricity, cell phones, and our vehicles. How well would it go if I asked you to give up your carbon-emitting car? Not so easy.

Paul does approach the subject of slavery, different than how we would perhaps want him to address it, but his request is still counter-cultural and will be challenging for Philemon to follow through on.

Join us as we walk through the short book of Philemon over three weeks!

Optimistically Thankful

June 4th, 2017

Trash to Treasure

June 11th, 2017

Living it Out

June 18th, 2017

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