“The Call to Forgive, Part 2” (Philemon 17-25)


As Paul ends his letter, he continues to appeal to Philemon with specific requests to forgive his slave, illustrating the gospel and its implications. This passage teaches us three purposes for practicing forgiveness.


I. To Demonstrate the Gospel (vv. 17-19)

II. To Become a Blessing (vv. 20-21)

III. To Experience True Fellowship (vv. 22-25)

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