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Philemon 1:4

Philemon 1:4

We are exhorted to pray and to keep on praying – to pray continuously and to pray on many occasions. But as we look at the many places in Scripture that encourage us to pray, it is often prayer for brothers and sister in Christ. To pray joyfully and to give thanks that they have come to an understanding of the truth. To pray earnestly that they may grow in grace, and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. To praise God for the read more...

Philemon 1:6

Philemon 1:6

What a beautiful opening prayer we discover Paul writing to his beloved friend from his restrictive prison cell, and what wise instructions he gave - wisdom we all need to heed. Paul was praying that his dear friend Philemon would be an effective witness as he shared his faith with others.

He further prayed that he would come to a deeper knowledge and understanding of the incredible riches of God's unfathomable grace that are read more...

Philemon 1:11

Philemon 1:11

Tucked away at the end of Paul's main epistles is a little letter to a dear friend and brother in Christ - Philemon. Paul's main purpose in writing was to intercede for a slave called Onesimus, who had run away from his duties in Philemon's household.

Slaves who absconded from their duties could expect an icy-cold reception, severe punishment or even read more...

Philemon 1:21

Philemon 1:21

This little communication, from Paul, is a personal plea from the apostle to a wealthy gentile, slave-owner, who lived in the city of Colossae. He was writing to Philemon, from his first prison incarceration, in Rome.. in connection with a bond-servant called Onesimus, who had recently trusted Christ for his salvation.

Before his conversion, this slave had run away from his Christian master, Philemon, and the epistle, which was read more...