Prisoner of Jesus

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Philemon is an intriguing little book. Like many of the books in the New Testament, it is an epistle, or letter. But unlike the others, this letter was probably not meant to be read before the church. It is a personal letter addressed to a man named Philemon from the apostle Paul. In this letter Paul writes to Philemon concerning the remarkable story of a third man named Onesimus. Continue reading “Prisoner of Jesus”

An Audience of One

 

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“We are not trying to please men but God, who tests our hearts.”

(1 Thessalonians 2:4b NIV)

Have you ever taken a selfie, and then posted it to your social media accounts? Strapped a GoPro to your head and jumped off of something? Many of us have. It can be a lot of fun and there is nothing inherently wrong with having done so. Yet when we back into a group of tourist from Duluth while trying to get the White House in the background we can appear a bit self-absorbed. Continue reading “An Audience of One”