Category Archives: Philemon

November 6 – Prison Letters – A Long & Difficult Trip

Read Philemon 1-25 Some of the longest and most difficult trips I have ever made have only been ones across town or to the other side of the room.  These are journeys not measured in terms of miles or hours, but … Continue reading

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August 2 – His story: Man’s rescue – Love lived out

Read Philemon 1-25 Two very different men imprisoned for two very different reasons found themselves next to each other in the same prison.  One, Onesimus the slave, was there for a crime committed against his master, Philemon.  The other, Paul the Apostle, … Continue reading

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March 26: Easter Changes Everything

Read Philemon 1:1-25 The Resurrection of Jesus Christ changed everything! A man named Onesimus had been made new through Jesus Christ. The book of Philemon shows us undeserved love and grace lived out. It gives us a clear lens through which … Continue reading

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April 2: A Long, Difficult Trip

Read Philemon 1-25 Some of the longest and most difficult trips I have ever made have only been ones across town or to the other side of the room.  These are journeys not measured in terms of miles or hours, … Continue reading

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September 1: Mega Church and House Church

Read Philemon 1-25 This brief letter is one of three one-chapter communiqués of the New Testament.  While its primary message is one of forgiveness and reconciliation, there are numerous rabbit trails that these 25 verses afford to us.  Today, we … Continue reading

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May 22: Change and Acceptance

Read Philemon 1:1-25 “I have had it up to here!” I wonder if Philemon had ever raised his hand to nearly the top of his head as he expressed the Greek equivalent of those words.  He certainly had reason too.  … Continue reading

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