The blessing of sharing our faith!
Scripture reading for October 11th: Philemon, Psalm 54, Proverbs 19
Key Scriptures: Philemon 4-7 “I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints, 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. For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.”
Paul wrote to Philemon, a friend and fellow church member, from prison. This letter accompanied Onesimus, Philemon’s run-away slave who had been miraculously saved under Paul’s ministry in Rome. Paul wrote to ask Philemon to receive Onesimus as a brother. As he began the letter, he thanked God for Philemon’s faith and love for Jesus and for his ministry of refreshing the other believers in the church. He prayed that Philemon would possess a full knowledge of every good thing in him through the sharing of his faith.
Faith Confession: Through the sharing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I have come to a more complete knowledge of everything I have in Jesus Christ my Lord. Lord, fill me with faith and love to refresh the saints!
Proverbs 19:23 “The fear of the Lord leads to life, and whoever has it rest satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.”