Grace in Action (click to listen, right click to download)
What does grace put into practice look like? In this message we see and hear how Philemon was asked to welcome his runaway slave, Onesimus; secondly to grant him his freedom; and third, release him for ministry in Christ’s Kingdom. What would cause Philemon to take such radical steps? Only the outrageous love of God expressed in Christ.
- Reconciliation means we treat people differently- as friends, not enemies
- Reconciliation means we value people individually, not just someone with a label
- Reconciliation means bringing together the spiritual, emotional, and relational dimensions of a relationship. We forgive, and we commit to loving one another.
Don’t let unforgiveness short-circuit what God’s Spirit wants to do in your heart and your life.