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Category: Philemon

Philemon Pronunciation

When you think of the word Philemon pronunciation is maybe the first thing that comes to mind. But the pronunciation of Philemon is pretty simple. Who Was Philemon? Philemon is the name of a man who received a letter from the Apostle Paul in the New Testament. What Language? Now, Paul wrote in Greek to this man. […]

How Paul Prayed for Philemon

After revealing the author and recipients of this letter and then giving his typical greeting, Paul in Philemon 1:4 begins his main message to Philemon. And interestingly enough – he begins by revealing how he prays for this man. I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers, Paul Thanks God for Philemon […]

Grace to You and Peace in Philemon

After revealing the authors of Philemon as well as the recipients, Paul goes on to utter his oft-repeated greeting in Philemon 1:3. Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. This is a familiar greeting from the apostle Paul. In fact, in each of the thirteen New Testament letters […]

To Whom is Philemon Written?

So, we’ve established that Paul and Timothy are the authors of the New Testament letter of Philemon. But now, to whom are they writing? Philemon 1:1 continues and tells us the recipient of this letter and what Paul and Timothy consider him to be to them. Recipient: Philemon unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer, So, […]

Philemon Author

In Philemon 1 we see the co-authors of this letter and how they’d like to be thought of by the recipient of their epistle. Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, Philemon Author: Paul So, we have Paul who sees himself as a prisoner of Jesus Christ. Paul was in prison at […]

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