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Standing in the Gap: Philemon Part 3

January 19, 2020 Speaker: Jordan Dayoub

Passage: Philemon 1:17–1:25

vv. 1-7 Opening Prayer 

vv. 8-16 Paul’s Bold Request 

vv. 17-25 Standing in the Gap 

Paul models his message of the reconciling love of God in Christ by standing in the gap between these two hostile parties, Philemon and Onesimus, by absorbing the cost of their restoration. 

 “The family of Jesus’ people is the place where all are equal recipients of God’s grace, its a new kind of society or asPaul told the Colossians “A new humanity” where people’s value and social status are not defined by race or gender or social or economic class—in the messiah there are simply new humans who are equal partners who share together God’s healing mercy through Jesus.”—Tim Macky