Bobby takes a look at pauls prison epistle of reconciliation. This series has a video for every new testament book of the bible that outlines its literary design. These small group studies of philemon contain outlines, crossreferences, bible study discussion questions, and applications. The goal of this post is not to replace your personal study of the bible. The author of the book of philemon was the apostle paul philemon 1. The apostles joy and praise for philemon s steady faith in the lord jesus, and love to all the saints. This video from the bible project provides an overview of the book.
Download the bible project read scripture video on the book of philemon, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Philemon watch our read scripture video on the book of philemon, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Philemon 2025 20 yes, brother, let me have joy from you in the lord. The book of colossians addresses problems the church at colossae faced, and it challenges believers to examine all of life and be transformed through the resurrection and love of jesus. It references the sermon on the mount and touches on hardships, words, wealth, favoritism and love. The bible project is a nonprofit animation studio that produces shortform, fully animated videos to make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere. These videos are free to use for personal and educational purposes. So when paul told onesimus the good news about jesus and onesimus believed, paul desired forgiveness and reconciliation between onesimus and philemon now brothers in christ. Philemon king james version kjv 1 paul, a prisoner of jesus christ, and timothy our brother, unto philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer, 2 and to our beloved apphia, and archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house. This is the earliest known fragment of the epistle to philemon. The letter to philemon is a brilliant affirmation of christian ethics. Lessons learned from philemon simple bible studies.
It is a prison letter, coauthored by paul the apostle with timothy, to philemon, a leader in the colossian church. May you discover gods character as you read his letter to you. Audio and manuscripts are available for each lesson. It deals with the themes of forgiveness and reconciliation. The letter was for him, his family, and the church. Knowing jesus is a deeply personal and transformative encounter.
People from completely different backgroundslike paul, a former jewish leader. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. Paul does not identify himself as an apostle with authority, but as a prisoner of jesus christ, calling. Onesimus took a chance one day, as any slave would have done, and made a run for it. They create videos, podcasts, and study guides that explore the bibles unified story by focusing on its overarching themes and each books literary design. Interesting facts about philemon barnes bible charts author. Poster, visual summary, book and chapter, new testament, bible, free, reproducible, printable, for bible study only. Its lengthy, packed full of characters, and sometimes difficult to tie into daily life. Philemon the slaveowner and onesimus the runaway slave or bondservant had both been reconciled to god through pauls ministry. The book of colossians encourages a greater devotion to.
A workplace application of the theme of mutuality is alluded to in colossians and discussed in pauls letter to philemon, the shortest book of the bible. So paul wrote a letter and told onesimus to take it to philemon. This entry was posted in philemon, the new testament and tagged 12 years a slave, book of philemon, brad windhauser, slavery in the bible. The epistle to philemon chapter one objectives in studying philemon 1 to be impressed with the loving hospitality which characterized the christians in the early church 2 to learn lessons in the use of tact in dealing with others summary in this very short and personal epistle, paul addresses it to philemon, apphia, archippus and to the. Approved this video has been approved for public use by.
The epistle of paul to philemon, known simply as philemon, is one of the books of the christian new testament. Watch our overview video on the book of titus, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. The summary of the book of philemon the bible project. Book of philemon overview insight for living ministries. Visit our library of inductive bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the bible you can use in your small group. The letter to philemon is the shortest of all pauls writings and deals with the practice of slavery. The letter to philemon tells us that onesimus was the slave of a christian named philemon philem. In this post, the bible project breaks down the book of philemon into digestible pieces so we can understand and apply its truths. Rather, it is to help you navigate the structure of philemon, discover what it teaches, dive into how it fits into the rest of the bible, and look at how it applies to your life. The book of james calls on the messianic community to live. Materials may be copied and used for bible study purposes.
There is one read scripture video dedicated to the book of philemon, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of jesus, but also how it works within the bible s overall framework. The heart of pauls letter to philemon is the fellowship that comes from reconciliation. In colossians, paul mentions the faithful and beloved brother, onesimus col. Faith instances of faith in christ philemon philemon 1. Though this little book is only twentyfive verses in the english bible, it is packed with abiding truths so needed in our modern world. Clearly, a kinship existed between paul and philemon, one that would serve a. Paul finally stands up for a slave posted on december 11, 20 by virgowriter i have a deep appreciation for film. The book of philemon demonstrates the gospel in action. Because believers in jesus are equal partners in the new humanity, paul asks philemon to forgive his runaway slave onesimus. Watch our overview video on the book of philippians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Andy is a professor of bible and theology at the college of biblical studies in. In this letter, paul helps his friend philemon to reconcile with his. The letter suggests that paul was in prison at the time of the writing. An alternate view is that the actual master of the slave is archippus and that the one to whom the letter is addressed, philemon, is the most prominent christian there.
This video explores the main ideas and flow of thought through the book of philemon. Jesus saith unto him, i am the way, the truth, and the life. Forgiveness is often difficult and requires much of us, but we often go about it in ways that are unbiblical or unfruitful. Paul has met with and converted a man named onesimus, probably a runaway slave, and he writes to philemon, onesimuss legal owner, to tell him that he is sending him back. Download a full resolution version of this video along with a study guide at. Onesimus was a runaway slave owned by philemon who came into the company of paul, and, as a result, was converted to christ. Study in philemon by edgar pierce exposing the word.
Like wycliffe, tyndale and luther before him, onesimus was persecuted for his gospel ministry and for putting the bible in the language of his people. The bible project is a nonprofit creating animated videos. Previous entry how to resist temptation as a christian allen parr. Now, paul sent onesimus back to philemon, appealing for his acceptance and forgiveness of onesimus. The book of titus what must be taught to various groups.
Philemon, for example, is a letter from paul that conveys the message of the cross. This article is also available and sold as a booklet. Philemon bible study lesson 1 historical backgrounds of. An introduction to the book of philemon an argument of the book of philemon a selected bibliography of colossians and philemon daniel b. Philemon kjv paul, a prisoner of jesus christ, and bible. Librivox recording of the book of philemon from the world english bible. For permission to reproducedistribute these resources from steve cole including the word document and audio files found on the individual lesson pages below please see s ministry. He was a native probably of colosse, or at all events lived in that city when the apostle wrote to him.
Studying the book of philemon in small group discussions lesson 1 thanksgiving and prayer. As we launch in to our new series through the book of philemon, we explore the first step on the path to forgiveness. You can access this and a supporting outline video from the bible project in a number of formats below. Philemon, the recipient of this letter, was a prominent member of the church at colosse vv. In the bible book that bears philemons name, paul addressed his beloved brother as a fellow worker, a title given to those who served for a time alongside paul. Paul demonstrates steps on the path of forgiveness for us in his letter to philemon and it is incredibly beneficial and applicable for our relationships. However, the oromo bible was completed in 1899, and in 1991 the. Now philemon owned slaves, and he had a slave named onesimus. This summary of the book of philemon provides information about the title, author s, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of philemon. In the bible book that bears philemons name, paul addressed his beloved brother as a fellow worker, a title given to those who served for a time alongside.
That he was apparently a resident of colossae is supported by the fact that his slave, onesimus, was a colossian colossians 4. Paul helps his friend philemon to reconcile with his escaped former slave onesimus, and shows that they are equals because of jesus. So when paul told onesimus the good news about jesus and onesimus believed, paul desired forgiveness and reconciliation between onesimus and philemonnow brothers in christ. Philemon 1 niv bible paul, a prisoner of christ jesus. Philemon, the name of the christian to whom paul addressed his epistle in behalf of onesimus. Please contact the publisher to obtain copies of this resource. Pauls convert and fellowworker who lived in colossae and ministered to the saints. However i have achieved a significant amount of background study and preached a similar version of a sermon on the book a number of times.
It more likely refers to philemon than to the last one named, archippus. He shows how the gospel has made them brothers in the messiah, and demands. Gospel writers mark and luke also received this title later in the letter 1. The book of philemon is a prison epistle letter written while in prison, which paul wrote circa 61 a. There were millions of people in asia minor, and philemon was just one of the men who came to know the lord jesus. Watch our overview video on the book of hebrews, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. The book of philippians shows how living as a christian means seeing your own story as a living expression of jesus story. Stay connected amidst social distancing receive weekly bible studies to share with family and friends. What philemon tells us about leadership article produced by tow project weighing in at one mighty chapter, philemon is the shortest book written by paul and one of the shortest in the entire new testament. Watch our read scripture video on the book of philemon, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. The book of philemon was written in approximately a. The book is a very personal letter sent from the apostle paul see philemon 1,9,19 to his friend and son in the faith philemon.
In this post, the bible project breaks down the book of philemon into. It was written to philemon as a plea to request forgiveness for his runaway servant onesimus, who was a new. Paul mediates between philemon and his escaped former slave onesimus. Philemon bible study lesson 1 historical backgrounds of philemon information useful to understand before a study of the letters contents slavery in the grecoroman world one of the most important things to understand about philemon is the background of slavery in the ancient world. The bible project is a nonprofit creating animated videos that explain the narrative of the bible. In this letter, paul helps his friend philemon to reconcile with his escaped former slave onesimus and shows that they are equals because of jesus. Many people are turned off to the bible because they perceive it to be a book which addresses doctrinal issues they are unable to understand because they havent been to some religious school they think understanding the bible requires some theological degree. What are the most commonly asked questions about the book of philemon. This 2 part expository study of philemon was preached at flagstaff christian fellowship in 2007.
Watch our overview video on the book of philemon, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. New testament the bible project videos we want to help you to read through the bible without getting lost or giving up. The book of philippians shows christians how to live jesus. Tom constables expository notes on philemon this is also available in the net. The book of james calls on messianic believers to follow jesus teachings and live wisely. In the bible book that bears philemon s name, paul addressed his beloved brother as a fellow worker, a title given to those who served for a time alongside paul. The book of philemon is as several authors have said, like looking over the shoulder of philemon as he reads his personal mail. There is one read scripture video dedicated to the book of philemon, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of jesus, but also how it works within the bibles overall. Read by leon mire while in prison, paul writes this letter to another christian, philemon.1315 40 284 95 283 893 678 613 1004 1502 11 536 113 1337 559 178 1099 1040 124 840 988 1141 1057 722 809 1390 797 1488 153 210 1095 275