Philemon is a prestigious man and church leader through Paul's guidance. He is a slave owner dealing with a runaway, Onesimus, who appears to have wronged him. This study will be a journey into topics such as influence, forgiveness, advocacy, prejudice, and how Jesus' Great Commandment to love God and love others as ourselves extends to any and every person we encounter.
As you study the heartfelt words in this letter from the apostle Paul to Philemon, over the course of 4 weeks, we prayerfully and humbly expect to:
Help you to recognize your influence as an advocate for someone deserving of a second chance
Learn how to forgive others who have caused you hurt in your life
Help you identify a mentor to influence change in your life and possibly be an advocate for your future
Everyone that registers for this study will receive a 3-in-1 study guide download that'll help you along and keep you accountable during the study as we read, interpret, and discuss one chapter per week. This study guide includes:
Overview of Philemon
Timeline of Onesimus's life and Paul's ministry
Weekly Scripture readings in the English Standard Version (ESV) translation
SOAP journal pages
Word study pages
Q&A pages that provide an opportunity for self-reflection, application, and a deeper understanding of the text
Inspirational messages to keep you encouraged throughout the study
This study guide is a free download but if you would like a physical copy, we will mail one to you for the simple cost of materials and shipping. Please visit our shop to purchase.
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Register below to claim your downloadable copy. May the Lord bless you, keep you, make His face shine upon you, and give you peace.
"I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints,"- Philemon 4-5
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