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I. The “change the room” test is a nudge to invest love into another.     (Matthew 5:9)

   A. It’s easy to grudge God’s nudge.

II. Paul’s investment of love “changed the room” three ways. (     

    (Philemon 1:10-11)

   A. Forgiveness: Restored relations for Philemon and Onesimus.

       (Philemon 1:15-16)

   B. Generosity: Redistributing Resources; Paul will pay.

       (Philemon 1:18-19)

   C. New-Life: recycling Refreshment; Onesimus becomes Onesimus.

       (Coloccians 4:8-9)​

Take Away:

Will you budge when you sense God’s nudge to “change the room” through love?


Next Steps:

__Commit to return next Sunday

__Commit to partner rather than give a gift to someone in need

__Commit to forgive another who has wronged you

__Commit to mentor someone young in faith

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