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Philemon 1-25 | Paul’s Heart For One Sheep


Paul’s Heart For One Sheep

Philemon 1-25

Key Verses: 10,11

By Michael (John Mike) Pitts

“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.”

This short passage of Philemon is one of the shortest books of the Bible. But the Christian forefathers included it as one of the 66 books of the Bible. They did so because they found in it the heart of the Christian faith. In this letter, Paul does not instruct Philemon in the Christian doctrine as he does in most of his epistles. Instead, Paul teaches him how to put his Christian faith to practice. He instructs him to accept, and to love and … Read the rest