For such a short letter, Paul’s epistle to Philemon on behalf of the slave Onesimus is highly relevant and incredibly deep. It tackles issues that feel contemporary to this day, such as our obligations to people with questionable legal status, our civil obligations versus spiritual responsibilities, and how to have courageous conversations with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
- An Overview of Philemon
- What Philemon Taught Me About Grace
- What Philemon Taught Me About Citizenship
- What Philemon Taught Me About Romans 13
- Why Did Onesimus Go to Paul?
For these studies, I was working from the Christian Standard Bible.