Bible Drive-Thru: Making Things Right – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: Philemon 1-25 TO CHEW ON: “I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, who became my son while I was in chains. Formerly he was useless to you, but now he has become useful both to you and to me.” Philemon 10,11 Onesimus was a slave who lived in Colosse. His master’s name was Philemon. One day Onesimus stole some money from Philemon and ran away to Rome. After some time, perhaps after all the money was spent,…

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No Longer a Slave: What I Noticed When I Read Philemon – Christian Article

Although the book of Philemon is a very short letter, it can be challenging to understand because it deals with slavery. Christians in the United States have a difficult time conceiving of slavery apart from the type of slavery that existed in the United States until the 1860s. Even though the slavery of first-century Rome was quite different, there is much that followers of Jesus in every time and culture can learn from this letter. A Word About Slavery I…

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