Advent Devotionals

Onesimus: Truly ‘Useful’

Jesse Harris presented, “Onesimus: Truly ‘Useful’”, during which he explained how a runaway slave repented and turned to Christ, and then made amends by returning to Philemon from whom he had escaped. All this occurred after Onesimus, the fugitive, met Paul the Apostle in Rome and, under Paul’s direction, became a follower of Jesus. As Jesse explained, just as the Holy Spirit convicted Onesimus of his sin and led him to repentance, we too need to allow that same Holy Spirit to guide us to repentance each time we sin. When we do, the Holy Spirit will give us newness of life, help us to pray, and teach us how to abide in Christ; and, as a result, He will give our lives purpose.