Philemon 15–16 (ESV) — 15 For this perhaps is why he was parted from you for a while, that you might have him back forever, 16 no longer as a bondservant but more than a bondservant, as a beloved brother—especially … Continue reading Brothers and Sisters in Christ
Philemon 11–12 (ESV) — 11 (Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.) 12 I am sending him back to you, sending my very heart. Paul incorporates a play on words … Continue reading The Love of Family
Philemon 8–10 (ESV) — 8 Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required, 9 yet for love’s sake I prefer to appeal to you—I, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner … Continue reading Who Was Onesimus?