I have sometimes wondered why the Letter to Philemon is included in the New Testament.  Isn’t it just a letter to one man about his slave?  But as the following article and quotes from a recent commentary illustrates, this small personal letter has so much to say about our position in Christ, and how we should relate to our brothers and sisters……….

David Pao’s commentary on Philemon has been helpful for me as I’ve preached through this letter Paul wrote to Philemon and the church that met in his (Philemon’s) house. Today I read Pao’s concluding application remarks and found some good and appropriate points based on Paul’s appeal to Philemon to receive Onesimus back as a brother […]

via The Theme of Conversion in Paul’s Letter to Philemon (Pao) — The Reformed Reader

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