THANK GOD FOR OTHERS! – Philemon 1:4-6 Devotional

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THANK GOD FOR OTHERS!

Philemon 1:4-6 –  Devotional

Philemon 1:4-6

“I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers, hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints; that the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.”

Listen to today’s Message of the Week by Pastor Cecil by clicking above on the play button.

Blessings dear hearts. Walk with God today and be a blessing!

– – – Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for September 19th:

    • Isaiah 30:12-33:9

    • Galatians 5:1-12

    • Psalm 63:1-11

    • Proverbs 23:22

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GOD’S HARVEST! – Philemon 1:10-11 Devotional

Philemon 1:10-11

“I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten while in my chains, who once was unprofitable to you, but now is profitable to you and to me.”

How often do we place our reputation and authority on the line for a brother or sister in the Lord? I fear that we are more concerned about what people think of us than what the Lord calls us to do.

Paul has encountered a runaway slave named Onesimus and led him to a saving knowledge of Christ. This former slave is now returning to his former master and faces an uncertain future. He will either be harshly punished or accepted as a brother in the Lord.

We may encounter individuals who have been slaves to sin. The Lord calls us to be ready to receive them should they demonstrate by changed lives that they have truly been born again.

By their fruit we will know them. The Lord calls us to be fruit inspectors and reap a spiritual harvest. How much time are we spending in God’s orchard of this world? Be ready to reap the harvest!

Blessings dear hearts. Draw near to God today, trust Him completely and be a blessing!

– – – Pastor Cecil

SPIRITUAL KIDS!

Philemon 1:10-11

“I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, who became my son while I was in chains. Formerly he was useless to you, but now he has become useful both to you and to me.”

There are many people who do not have children and at the same time many children who lack a positive parental relationship. That should give you an idea that this is an area of ministry that has often been overlooked.

In this book of Philemon, Paul is writing to Philemon in behalf of his runaway slave named, Onesimus. We have no idea of the entire situation, but it is evident that Onesimus had come to Rome and had become like a son to Paul.

I really like this teaching. A man who had been on the run and of no value to anyone, especially his former owner, was now carrying a letter that introduced him as a new brother in Christ and like a son to Paul.

Try to imagine the feelings of both Philemon and Onesimus. I have to believe that there was an immediate change in their attitudes and now, because of Paul’s letter, they would be Christian brothers.

The question we need to ask ourselves is this: Who needs to become part of my spiritual family, either as a son, daughter, sister or brother? They are there!

Blessings dear hearts. Draw near to God today, trust Him completely and be a blessing!

– – – Pastor Cecil