Onesimus Needed Someone To Intercede On His Behalf Roman law allowed for a freeman to intercede on behalf of a slave. While a fugitive in Rome, Onesimus met Paul and was converted by him (Phile. 10). It is possible that Paul had also converted Philemon (Phile. 19). Since Paul knew Philemon, he could intercede on […]
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Introductory Remarks The Apostle Paul has gone all the way to this part of the letter before he writes about the runaway slave, Onesimus (v. 10). One can imagine what Philemon and family and the church that met in his house thought when they heard that word. What kind of emotions would be going through […]
Text: Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16. One of the great themes of the Bible is evangelism and missions. Even in the Old Testament, the Jews were supposed tell others about the One True God. We see this theme elaborated more in the New Testament. All throughout the Old Testament, a Redeemer was promised. There are prophecies […]