Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Philemon: The Model Christian

I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, 5 because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints, 6 and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ. 7 For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.  Philemon 4-7

A. The reputation held by the model Christian: Philemon 4-5, Rom. 1:8, Eph. 1:5, Col. 1:4

B. The virtues developed in the model Christian: Philemon 5, Gal. 5:6, 1 Thess. 1:3, 1 Cor. 13:13

– Love

– Faith

C. The active life of the model Christian: Philemon 6, 1 Thess. 1:8, Acts 8:4, Matt. 28:19-20

– Sharing of the Faith

D. The spiritual impact from the model Christian: Philemon 7, Rom. 1:11-12, 1 John 1:1-4, Heb. 10:23-25

– Much joy to others

– Much comfort to others

– Much refreshment to others