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Onesiphorus and the Ministry of Refreshment

June 28, 2015 Series: Lesser Knowns... Better Known

Passage: 2 Timothy 1:15-18

Onesiphorus and the Ministry of Refreshment

During the final days of his life, the Apostle Paul was bound in chains in a Roman cell, awaiting his appeal to Caesar and ultimately his own execution. We know from his letter to Timothy that, in spite of the circumstances, his faith remained strong. At the same time, however, he was not immune to some of the natural human emotions that go with such a difficult situation. During these dark days of loneliness, discomfort, disappointment, and uncertainty, the Lord provided strength and renewal. He did so through His presence, but He also used a man—a man whose name is obscure and difficult for us to pronounce and who is mentioned briefly only twice in the New Testament. Yet to the Apostle Paul, this man became a dear friend and a choice servant for the Lord. His appreciation for this man overflows into intercession that is unique in Paul’s writings: “May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus”…“May the Lord grant that he will find mercy from the Lord on that day” (2 Tim. 1:16, 18). Who was this man? What made him so dear to Paul? Let’s look at his life and learn some practical ways to offer refreshment.

 

Lesser Knowns… Better Known!

The Bible is filled with the powerful stories of men and women whose lives are not as well known as others. When we get to heaven, it will be very embarrassing to meet these people, or hear their stories and not know who they are. Their events are recorded for a purpose and our growth. This Summer Pastor Doug will lead us in examining some of the lesser known people of the Bible, whose stories really need to be better known.

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