What the Letter to Philemon Teaches About Forgiveness

I had the privilege to preach in the main service at my church last Sunday. I have done several evening services, but this was my first time in front of everyone. Multiple services are exhausting!

My sermon was on Paul’s Letter to Philemon, and was entitled, “The Unique Characteristic of Christian Forgiveness.”

It’s on the web, if you want to give it a listen. Or you can read the manuscript (this link has been fixed).


  1. tim dunbar says:


    great sermon on Philemon, i have preached a couple of sermons on Philemon and its always nice to see how another pastor handles the text, good job!
    good illustrations, and most importantly explaining how Gospel centered this book is

    preach the word

    • Eric McKiddie says:

      Thanks, Tim! The little books of the Bible often get looked over, but they’re gems. And for associate pastors, the present a nice opportunity to preach through a whole book of the Bible in one sermon 🙂