By Pastor Greg Byman
St Joe Community Church
October 20, 2019
How hard is it for you to apologize? For a slave named Onesimus, it was not just hard, but gravely dangerous. Almost 50 percent of ancient Rome's population was in slavery, and the empire maintained this status quo through brutal punishment for run-away slaves. After Onesimus came to faith in Christ, could he be reconciled to his Christ-proclaiming master? The Apostle Paul believed so, and in coming along Onesimus as an advocate, gave the world a precious gift in his letter to Philemon, one of the shortest books in the Bible but one of the most historically poignant documents explaining reconciliation and forgiveness in Christian theology.
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