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Date: July 18, 2021
Speaker: Jarrett Levinson
Scripture: Philemon :15–:25
Note: This video was edited due to sound issues that occurred during the live stream. Landon Allison shared the announcements (VBS coming up on Aug 1-5th, volunteer or register on our website, wed activities; prayer meeting, children and students all meet at 6 PM, next week QR and Lords Supper, also an outreach event will take place from 5-7 pm next week.
Sermon Content (That was deleted for no sound is transcribed below)
The Introduction: "As we established last week. We know that Philemon is a well-off homeowner where the church of Colossae meets. We know that Onesimus was once his slave and now Paul is appealing in love to receive him back. Yet, God worked things together for these 3 men’s life to intersect in such a way to display the Gospel to the world. One of my very favorite narratives in the Bible is Joseph from Genesis. Joseph literally was put in a pit but then his brothers were like wait what if we sold him into slavery and get something out of it. Real good intentions here, so they did. Joseph was falsely accused by Potiphar’s Wife, thrown in jail. Then he interpreted dreams of the cupbearer’s dream, tells him Hey, make sure you tell the Pharaoh what I did, but, the cupbearer forgot to tell the Pharaoh until 2 FULL years later. Ultimately after many events, God used Joseph to bring both the Hebrews and the Egyptians through the famine. Ultimately Joseph would conclude this in Genesis 50:20, “You planned evil against me; God planned it for good to bring about the present result—the survival of many people.” Isn’t it amazing that we serve a God that can do great things even through poor decisions of others. The 2nd half of Philemon illustrates this well in my opinion."