Philemon Chapter 1 Discussion



 
  • Debera on Philemon 1
    I find the word of the Lord comforting, encouraging and necessary;So that we can see ourselves.The word can be hidden to our Spirit. When we read life with in us is rebirthed.
  • GiGi - in Reply on Philemon 1
    Debera,

    Your post warms my heart this morning. Thank you.
  • Lou on Philemon 1
    In Philemon how wonderfully The Apostle Paul shows us that lovingly we are to forgive others who have wronged us, as we desire forgiveness too. And God grant that we become more like Christ through sanctification to lovingly and willingly open ourselves to forgiveness of others. In Jesus name, Amen.
  • Sister Dee on Philemon 1:21
    YES LORD. Thank you for the Word and the Revelation of it.
  • Raymond on Philemon 1
    Scripture on falsev prophets
  • Geraint on Philemon 1
    At what part are we in revelation
  • Debra on Philemon 1
    What does scripture john 15:13 mean
  • Susan Ross on Philemon 1
    what does it mean, when it is said that God will meet all our needs?
  • Peter devost on Philemon 1
    did you ever wonder in the back of your mind why this book is in the bible? Gary stearns (prophecy today) teaches it's a picture of the useless servant coming to Christ and going back to his master as profitable. Like the body of christ going home to be used by God,
  • Jesse - in Reply on Philemon 1
    Yes,

    Also, I see a beautiful picture of how the book of Philemon parallels God's grace and mercy. Onesimus, being a runaway slave who had stolen from his master Philemon, and back in those days, if a slave ran away and was caught, they would be put to death. So here is Onesimus who stole from his master Philemon and ran away. But somehow he gets put into prison in Rome, and who does he run into? Paul. They didn't know each other. And so Onesimus hears Paul preaching and teaching the gospel. And Paul is ministering to him, so Onesimus receives Christ and is saved.

    And Onesimus tells Paul what he did. He stole from his master and ran away, and that's why he's in Rome. So Paul inquires as to where he's from and he says Colossae. So Paul says I've been to Colossae and I know some people from Colossae. What's the man's name? He says Philemon. And Paul says I know Philemon. He has the church in his home in Colossae.

    So it is interesting how God worked all of this. You think you can travel 1,000 miles away so you won't get caught, but God has someone waiting on the other end. How I see the parallel to our salvation is that we have sinned against God (Our master) and the wages of sin is death. But Jesus Christ paid our debt. In Philemon, Onesimus sinned against his master Philemon. But Paul writes to Philemon and says whatever he has stolen from you; whatever the debt is that he owes you, I will repay it back to you myself. What a beautiful picture of grace and mercy!
  • Cydni tacay on Philemon 1
    what happened to the watchers
  • Jesse - in Reply on Philemon 1
    If I'm not mistaken, I think they lost weight. Please take no offense at that, as I mean none. I'm just not sure what you are asking?
  • Chris - in Reply on Philemon 1
    Jesse, good one!! Actually, in Jer 4:16: apparently the watchers were Chaldean soldiers (who came from a far country) to encompass Jerusalem so that none of its inhabitants would escape. I would imagine that they might have appeared quite 'emaciated' by the time of the siege! And Dan 4:13,17,23: "this matter is by the decree of the watchers...of the holy ones..". Here, I believe that the reference is to the angels who were ready to perform the LORD's edict for the punishment of Nebuchadnezzar, because of his elevation to divine status (vv 24,25).

    But then again, Cydni may be referring to something else since it shouldn't be of much concern what happened later on to the Chaldean soldiers or to the angels.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Philemon 1
    Thanks for sharing that Chris. I would definitely go with your answer over mine. Yours is more sincere. I hope this is what Cyndi was looking for. Either way, I was enlightened by your answer. O.T. is definitely not one of my strong areas, so there's much I can learn there, and I appreciate you sharing your knowledge.
  • Carol leaf on Philemon 1
    Where can i find the apostles creed
  • Mishael - in Reply on Philemon 1
    Google the Apostles Creed
  • Paul Robyn Van Mierlo on Philemon 1
    Do you have a 'word for today?
  • Lola manigault on Philemon 1
    in 2nd peters chapter 3: verses 10 and 12 is this literal speaking or symbolic?
  • Jesse - in Reply on Philemon 1
    Lola,

    I would take both verses to be literal. Verse 10 is telling us that when the Lord does come and bring judgement, it's going to be a surprise to the non-believers. He will come like a "Thief in the night." But it won't be a surprise for us. Paul says in 1 Thessalonians Chapter 5 Verses 4 and 5, "But you brethren are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief."

    And Verse 12 is showing the consciousness of believers, conscious that he's coming at any moment. The "day of God" is His day of judgement. So the remainder of the verse should be taken to be literal judgement.

    But Paul goes on to say in 1 Thessalonians 5:9, "For God has not appointed us to wrath, that is, judgment, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. God hasn't appointed us to be judged, but rather salvation.
  • Kenneth Redden on Philemon 1
    The Spirit of God is the Spirit of the LORD, the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel and Might, the Spirit of Knowledge and Of The Fear of the LORD.

    Praise God, Thank You!
  • Lynn on Philemon 1
    I know that there is a God but sometimes I feel that he doesn't care about my feelings
  • Rev.Rick - in Reply on Philemon 1
    We have been already pardoned,forgiven,justified, and accepted by God, we are being refashioned and made ready to live in the presence of the wondrous Christ. It is the indwelling Christ who gives us the strength and the power to live a Christian life. ( 1Peter 5:7 -KJV) Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
  • Mishael in 1 Peter 57 - in Reply on Philemon 1
    LYNN: when I trusted Jesus it was the worst and the best day of my life. I didn't learn much in church when I was young. I heard about God and Jesus, but they didn't speak about the Holy Spirit. After a years of pain and loneliness the day of Salvation came. I received Jesus. The next morning everything looked the same but different. I did things without knowing why. Later I would find out it was the Holy Spirit. He comforted me while showing me how to be free of all the emotional pain I had lived. I started reading the Bible and haven't laid it down since. I have never known a love so deep and wide as God's love. Song of Solomon 2:16, 6:3, 7:10, I was smitten with the deepest feeling of belonging and being loved no matter what! If I made mistakes I was so afraid He'd stop loving me. It was day by day, and learning how to depend on someone to love me no matter what. Receive Jesus and his gift, Holy Spirit. You'll never walk alone again. Open the door of your heart. God cares.
  • Chris - in Reply on Philemon 1
    Hi Lynn, I'm glad that you affirm to the existence of God Almighty; so many don't & wonder why so many distresses come upon them. I don't know your concerns or your spiritual state (when I say that, I mean whether you have repented of sins, turned to God's Son who gave His Life for you & me to bring us salvation, & received His Spirit in what the Bible calls, Re-birth (Read the Gospel of John chapter 3). God does care for each of us intimately but as is often the case, we want to receive good things from Him & not respond to Him as He wants us to (in other words, most people expect God to be like a Santa Claus, a benevolent person: cheerful & giving out gifts). Your 'feelings' could include so many things; but if I could share a thought: if one really desired someone or something or may be carrying emotional pain, to Christians we firstly ask, "what is God telling me in this? To trust Him, to wait, to take the first step, to forgive or reconcile & so on? He does care for you Lynn.
  • Julie Tran on Philemon 1
    I was a slave of philemon and apostle Paul brought me to faith in Christ is is Onesimus
  • Jesse on Philemon 1
    I think that Philemon is a great story of brotherly love, so cool.
  • Teri on Philemon 1
    the comments on this book are really humorous! i love this book, and it gives me insight on how to admonish someone to do the right thing in the Lord, not always received by christians. It shows the maturity of Paul and how we should try to encourage one another.
  • Donnie on Philemon 1
    all of you do realize that none of the Historical things really have any value to us, accept to substantiate the facts that what did occur actually occurred... Other than that GOD is using HIS Son Jesus (NOT in man form) to salvage and save many humans from this terrible place called Earth...Violence runs rampant throughout many of the third world countries, and the U.S is becoming Godless...
  • Roberttacos on Philemon 1
    There is no clear proof that Onesimus was a slave. Paul paid a debt on his behalf but that is not evidence that he indeed was a slave and was redeemed by Paul thru this payoff of a debt. The phrase "mine own bowels" could mean that Paul had an offspring.
  • Michael on Philemon 1
    Phyllis Engebretson, The claim that Philemon, his wife, son and Onesiums were martyred is an unsubstantiated story, or "tradition," that Christian historians have disregarded because there is no evidence for it. I hope this answers your question. Blessings!


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