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PREVIEWS 3'0m2f The Book of Philemon, a message of forgiveness

VAL -- Hi and welcome to Bible Sneak Previews.

SAL -- During this series we'll preview every book of the Bible.

VAL -- So you'll know which book you want to read next.

SAL -- Tonight, we'll start with some of the lesser known books 
of the Bible.

VAL -- This is my roommate Sally Perkins.

SAL -- And this is my roommate Valerie Jones.

VAL -- This is our first time on public access cable TV.

SAL -- And we're excited to be here.

VAL -- Sally, tell the folks which books we'll be previewing 
tonight.

SAL -- Right you are, Valerie. Tonight we're be previewing the 
third epistle of John, the epistle of Jude and the Paul's 
epistle to PHILamon.

VAL -- That's PhiiiLEEEmon.

(long silence)

SAL -- You're still mad about finding your blouse in my closet, 
aren't you?

VAL -- Paul wrote this letter to PhiiiLEEmon, a slave owner in 
Colosse.

SAL -- Stupid letter.

VAL -- Philemon's slave apparently stole from him and then ran 
away.

SAL -- It's only one page long.

VAL -- The slave apparently became a Christian after he ran 
away.

SAL -- Not even any chapters. How good could it be if there 
aren't any chapters.

VAL -- The letter is a classical example of tact and persuasion 
as Paul tries to talk Philemon out of killing his slave.

SAL -- Not a single verse worth memorizing.

VAL -- If you're a salesman or anyone who works with the public, 
this book is MUST reading.

SAL -- Hate it.

VAL -- I give Philemon a thumbs up.

SAL -- Thumbs down. Don't waste your time.

VAL -- You're still mad at me because I told your mother that 
you were dating a non-Christian guy, aren't you?

SAL -- The Book of Jude is a much better book.

VAL -- At least I do the dishes when it's my turn.

SAL -- Jude was one of Jesus' brothers. His real name was Judas.

VAL -- Your bedroom looks like a terrorist attack.

SAL -- Not to be confused with Judas Iscariot, who betrayed 
Jesus.

VAL -- Just like someone I know.

SAL -- Jude warns those in the early church about the perils 
that surround them.

VAL -- Like making your roommate sit alone at Bible study so you 
can go sit with Brian.

SAL -- Today, when the attrocities of religious cults are in the 
news, the book of Jude is must-reading for dedicated Christians 
who don't want to stray from the straight and narrow path.

VAL -- Like leaving your shoes right by the front door, where 
your roommate will trip over them in the dark.

SAL -- I give Jude a hearty thumbs up.

VAL -- Thumbs down.

SAL -- And now here's Val with a preview of John's third 
letter. Val?

VAL -- No.

SAL -- What?

VAL -- I'm not going to do it.

SAL -- But we still a have time left.

VAL -- Who's idea was this anyway? Who'd want to pay $35 just to 
be on TV with you?

SAL -- It was your idea.

VAL -- Well, point the camera at the fish tank and play some 
Sandy Patty music. I'm out of here. (exits)

SAL -- I hate Sandy Patty. Her voice is too high. I give her a 
thumbs down. Where'd she go? Well, next time on Bible Sneak 
Preview, we'll preview the book of Colossians which deals with... 
forgiveness. Good night. (exits)


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