Letter To Philemon

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Since I became a believer in Christ and reading the bible, I have never had a close look at the book of Philemon. I always consider the book as a one chapter letter with some few words of encouragement from there. recently, I have read the letter over and over prayerfully and there is much I have gathered from the letter when it come to the gospel of the grace of God. Grace means an ‘unmerited favor’ or God’s riches at Christ’s expense. We find a slave owner Philemon, who is an elder in a church at colossi. He was wealthy but had found favor in the sight of God and became a believer through Paul’s ministry. Saints were meeting in his home and even though Paul was not physically there, he wrote this letter to Philemon because of the strong relationship…show more content…
Paul tells Philemon of the conversion of Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds. He acknowledge to Philemon that Onesimus was an unprofitable slave , but now as a believer – Onesimus was a profitable minister to Paul and is able to be so to Philemon as well. Such is the transforming power of the grace of God (I Cor. 15:9-10). I do admire the way Paul presents his letter, correcting in love and not out of command. Is a request in the same vein as the lord enjoins all His people to receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God (Romans. 15:7). Paul tells Philemon that if Onesimus has wronged him in any way concerning any unpaid debt, he should put that to his account. It is a marvelous demonstration of the very essence of the gospel concerning what Christ assumed for sinners (II Cor. 5:20-21). As believers, we are exhorted to be followers of God by walking in love as Christ hath loved us, that is sacrificially (Ephesians 5:1-2). There is no greater debt than the sharing of the gospel for it alone offers the gift of eternal life to all who have sinned and come short of the glory of
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