Bible Study - FOR A LIMITED TIME: Charge it

Sermon-Based Bible Study – May 17, 2020
  1. What is something God has done for you that you are thankful for or are celebrating? How have you experienced his love and faithfulness this week?

  2. Where are you experiencing stress, anxiety or fear? How would you like to see God move in your life or in the life of someone close to you?

  3. What did you hear in this week’s sermon that was new or particularly interesting? Did anything stand out to you as puzzling or troubling?

  4. Read Philemon 1-7. Think about Paul’s opening words. What do we learn about Philemon’s character? What does the text tell us about Paul’s relationship with Philemon?

  5. Read Philemon 8-16.
    • On what basis does Paul make his appeal to Philemon? How does he approach Philemon? (v.9,14)
    • What does the text tell us about the relationship between Paul and Onesimus?
    • Paul is asking Philemon to see Onesimus in a whole new way – not as a slave but as a dear brother in Christ. Furthermore, Paul is willing to “take on the debt” for any wrong Onesimus may have committed against Philemon. Why is this such a radical approach in relationships and friendships?

  6. Chris mentioned this takeaway: when it comes to bringing realities of the Kingdom of God to pass on the earth, it takes people willing to say “Charge It To Me.”
    • What does this make you think? What kind of sacrifices are you willing to make in order to see the Kingdom of God increase upon the earth?
    • How might the Lord be asking you to make some sacrifices and serve his people?

  7. Are you aware of any needs or challenges in the life of someone close to you (financial, material, spiritual)? Is there anything you (we) can do to help that person in this season?