Philemon 1 - NIV
Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother,
To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker—
2 also to Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier—and to the church that meets in your home:
Thanksgiving and Prayer
Thanksgiving and Prayer
4 I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers,
5 because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus.
6 I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ.
7 Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.
Paul’s Plea for Onesimus
Paul’s Plea for Onesimus
8 Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do,
9 yet I prefer to appeal to you on the basis of love. It is as none other than Paul—an old man and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus—
11 Formerly he was useless to you, but now he has become useful both to you and to me.
12 I am sending him—who is my very heart—back to you.
13 I would have liked to keep him with me so that he could take your place in helping me while I am in chains for the gospel.
14 But I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that any favor you do would not seem forced but would be voluntary.
15 Perhaps the reason he was separated from you for a little while was that you might have him back forever—
16 no longer as a slave, but better than a slave, as a dear brother. He is very dear to me but even dearer to you, both as a fellow man and as a brother in the Lord.
17 So if you consider me a partner, welcome him as you would welcome me.
18 If he has done you any wrong or owes you anything, charge it to me.
19 I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand. I will pay it back—not to mention that you owe me your very self.
20 I do wish, brother, that I may have some benefit from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ.
21 Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I ask.
22 And one thing more: Prepare a guest room for me, because I hope to be restored to you in answer to your prayers.
23 Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings.
24 And so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas and Luke, my fellow workers.
25 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
Sermons on Philemon 1
Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Jul 24, 2017
If the Son shall make us free, we shall be free indeed.
III. CALLED TO FREEDOM A. SET FREE - TO SERVE GOD! Exodus 10:24-26 It is somewhat ironic that Pharaoh would eventually release the children of Israel from bondage in Egypt that they might go and “serve the LORD” (Exodus 10:24). Pharaoh was not willing for them to take their flocks with ...read more
Contributed by Tony Thomas on Jul 17, 2017
This message is an overview of the book of Philemon and part of a 2-year study of the Bible.
Philemon: An Appeal to Forgive by, Tony Thomas Sr. Minister, Woodland Heights Christian Church, Crawfordsville, IN No. 57 in a series called, Route 66, a Road Trip Through the Bible Several TV mini-series were popular during the 80s. For example, some of my favorites were The ...read more
Contributed by Shine Thomas on Dec 8, 2016
A sermon on forgiveness of God. Examples of forgiveness from the Bible. Introduction to Philemon, a letter on forgiveness.
Complete Series on Philemon: http://www.cityharvestagchurch.org/category/sermons-and-sermon-series/philemon/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CityHarvestAG Are you dealing with hatred and bitterness in your life? We have a society filled with bitterness, vengeance, anger, and hatred toward ...read more
Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 12, 2016
An authentic faith – which is never comfortable or completely personal – always involves a deep desire to change the world
Thursday of the 31st Week in Course 2016 Joy of the Gospel We stand now very close to the conclusion of our liturgical year, our holy year of grace and mercy that concludes on the Feast of Christ the King. I’m doubly blessed because I get to celebrate Christ the King Sunday twice. In the ...read more
Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Sep 8, 2016
Paul's letter to Philemon gives us solid timeless principles in restoring broken relationships. As Paul paid for Onesimus' sin, so Christ pays for ours, thus restoring us to God. Because we have been forgiven much, we need to forgive others.
Philemon Restoring Relationships I’d like to take a little survey this morning: Who here has never had a relationship challenge? Ah ha, I thought so. Today’s subject “Restoring Relationships,” is for all of us. As we seek to live a Christian life, does our faith have ...read more