Paul pleads mercy for a slave; Jesus as a slave comes to save. Jesus a slave: does this make sense? Surely Jesus wasn’t forced into slavery! Right. Jesus freely chose to become slave by coming down from heaven to be human and to let his whole life from the manger to the cross be bound like a slave to what we need. We need God to save us; left to ourselves alone, it just doesn’t work. Just the opposite…our selfishness binds us as slave more and more.
I wonder about who will be the ones to come to faith in Jesus because of you, as the slave Onesimus came to faith because of Paul!
Thursdays are dedicated to the letters of Paul, other letters,
the Book of Acts, and the Book of Revelation.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or table! Check the menu options at the site for more information.