Grace to a Runaway Slave

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Sermon Notes

Today we are welcoming Carlos Sales as guest speaker. Valley Bible has an ongoing partnership with Pastor Carlos and his Reaching the Hungry ministry, but this is his first time speaking at Valley.  Pastor Carlos will be teaching from the Book of Philemon.  As we explore the letter of Philemon, don’t miss Paul’s strategy for establishing Christian unity.  A slave himself, Paul urged Philemon to consider love-not law, duty, or obligation. His instruction to receive Onesimus as a brother, not a slave, challenges us to evaluate our pride and align our perspectives of others with Christ’s perspective.  In doing so, Paul will help us reflect on the racial, radical, and redemptive reconciliation Christ offers.