Three Requests (Philemon 17-20)

October 25, 2017

Up to this point, Paul’s letter has greeted the community where Philemon serves, thanked God for Philemon’s service in that community, and described his relationship with Philemon’s slave Onesimus. Only now, in verses 17-20, does Paul get to the point. What does Paul want Philemon to do? Why is he writing him? Paul only uses […]

Brokenness – Confessing Sin

August 29, 2008

“I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me” (Psalm 51:3) “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed” (James 5:16). Where in the Christian community do we feel safe confessing sin? In tragedy, people tend to surround the hurting even if after a period […]