Contributed by Chuck Gohn on Mar 26, 2021
At any time in life we can be Onesimus, Philemon, or Paul i.e., someone who has hurt another person, someone who has been hurt, or someone who is attempted to reconcile two people. Like Onesimus we are all part of the “fellowship of the forgiven”, and therefore must practice forgiveness.
Philemon : Forgiveness in Action
1. Book Background
Only one chapter – 25 verses
Thin book, but rich in content
Originally written as a simple letter
2. Historical Setting
Philemon – friend of Paul
Christian converted by Paul in Ephesus?
Philemon now living in Colossae