by Donald Cantrell

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The Portrait of Free Salvation (8 of 10)
Series: Postcards from Prison - Philemon
Donald Cantrell
Philemon 1:18 - 21

Philemon 1:18-21 (KJV) 18 If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account; 19 I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides. 20 Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord. 21 Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say.

I - The Regretful Penalty That Faced Onesimus
A) The Sinful Dealings That Is Mentioned - (My Sin)
B) The Sinful Departure That Is Magnified - (My Story)

II - The Righteous Person That Favored Onesimus
A) Someone Stood In On his Behalf - (His Worth)
B) Someone Spoke Up On his Behalf - (His Words)

III - The Redemptive Payment That Freed Onesimus
A) The Debt of Onesimus - Dependant of Another's Account
B) The Destiny of Onesimus - Dependant of Another's Acceptance

Introduction: In this passage we see how our sins were taken up by Jesus Christ. We can see how he took on the payment of my sins and took my place, thereby allowing me to go free.

The Penalty of my Sins
a. I am separated because of my sin
b. I am sentenced because of my sin
The Payment of my Sins
a. Jesus stood up for me
b. Jesus stood in for me

God's Receipt

Can you all see what I have in my hand; a receipt. And what purpose does a receipt serve? It is the proof that the payment has been made. That's what Jesus' resurrection is; the receipt. The proof that the payment is made, that death and sin no longer have power over us.
Sermon Central - Andrew Schroer

I - The Regretful Penalty That Faced Onesimus

It seems as if Onesimus may have stolen from Philemon upon his departure. In doing so he would be treated as a criminal in the eyes of Philemon. The penalty that he would face would be rough and harsh. I believe that One ...

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