Category Archives: Philemon

Lessons on love and forgiveness from a short book in the Bible

What can a sometimes ignored book of the Bible tell us about forgiveness and reconcilation? It’s life lessons from Paul’s letter to Philemon Continue reading

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Love God AND others: Life lessons from Paul

We are being saved daily in the community of faith. That’s the point that Paul is making as he concludes his letter to his friend, Philemon. We weren’t made to do faith alone. Continue reading

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An act of love has the power to refresh our hearts: Life lessons from Paul

An act of love and forgiveness has the power to refresh the heart. That’s Paul’s appeal in Philemon 20-22. Continue reading

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Forgiveness has the power to change us: Life lessons from Paul

Forgiven people forgive other people. That’s the central theme of what Paul is writing in these verses from Philemon. Continue reading

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Seeing the big picture of what God is doing: Life lessons from Paul

Paul helps to show how the events that happen in one friend’s life are part of the bigger picture of what God is doing in the world. How does your life fit into the big picture? Continue reading

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Seeing the value in others: Life lessons from Paul

Are we quick to write others off? Paul, in this verse from Philemon, challenges us to see the value in others. Continue reading

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More appeals to the heart and less commands: Life lessons from Paul

When you know that the decision will be tough, how do you make the appeal to someone else? ¬†How do you convince them that one way is the best way? The first post in this series introduced us to the … Continue reading

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