INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY: BOOK OF PHILEMON

By Dennis Schmidt 1/2014

RETURN TO THE: BIBLE PAPERS HOME PAGE

This paper discusses the book of Philemon. Philemon' home was probably located in Colossi where he was a wealthy leader in the Church that met at his house (vs 2). The book discusses his runaway slave Onesimus who became a strong Christian helper to Paul (vs 13). Philemon was most likely saved through Paul's efforts (vs 19). All scripture are from the King James version Bible.

PHILEMON'S THEME:

- REQUEST FOR RUNAWAY SLAVE TO BE FORGIVING & RESTORED NOW AS A CHRISTIAN BROTHER.

Philemon 11, 16 "Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me: {16} Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?" .

CHAPTER THEMES & ELEMENTS

BOOK / OUTLINE STRUCTURE

PAUL'S PERSONAL LETTER FOR SLAVE ONESIMUS

CHAPTER(S) THEMES

I) Author & salutations

Introduction: Philemon & Church

(1:1-3) To Philemon & others who meet in his home.

II) Character of Philemon

Approach: Philemon love & faith

(1:4-7) Acknowledge Philemon's love to the saints

III) Change to Onesimus Character to Christian is reason to send him back

Argument: intercession & Paul's past efforts to Philemon

(1:8-17) Request for Onesimus shown how he improved

IIIA) For love sake Paul requests

Paul's love and care for Onesimus

{1:8-9} Intercession for Onesimus

IIIB) Beseech Philemon for Onesimus who is changed

Paul found Onesimus useful to Jesus ministry

{1:10-13} Intercession for Onesimus

IIIC) Onesimus the Christian, servant, & brother even as Paul

Paul shows Onesimus contrast from sinner to saved

{1:14-17} Paul wants to do the right thing by Philemon

IIID) If Onesimus owes anything Paul will repay since Philemon owes Paul his Chistian life

Paul is owed Philemon Christian life more than just money

{1:18-21} Money transactions to / from Paul for Onesimus

IV) Paul's positive response from Philemon & his visit to Philemon

Appeal: direct, IOU, & confident

(1:22) Paul's expected agreement faith & get out of prison to visit

V) Closing remarks & regards

Conclusion: best wishes

(1:23-25) Benediction & regards from Paul & others.

AUTHOR: Apostle Paul DATE: ~ 61 AD FROM: Rome Prison TO: Philemon & Church at Colosse

PURPOSE: RECONCILIATION BETWEEN A CHRISTIAN SLAVE OWNER, & A RUNAWAY SERVANT WHO STOLE FROM HIM & RETURNS AS A CHRISTIAN BROTHER.

Philemon 11, 16 "Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me: {16} Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?" A Christian response to slavery which also applies to forgiveness of slavery of sins.

KEY VERSES:

Philemon 1:19 "I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides."

KEY WORD(S)/VERSES: [ servant ] (16), [ Love ] (5, 7, 9), [ faith ] (5, 6), [ grace ] (3, 23), [ prison/bond ] (1, 9, 10, 13, 23)

OUTLINE FOR PHILEMON:

I) SALUTATIONS: {PHILEMON 1:1-3}

II) PHILEMON'S CHARACTER: {PHILEMON 1:4-7}

III) ONESIMUS CHANGE IN CHARACTER: {PHILEMON 1:8-20}

A) FOR LOVE SAKE PAUL REQUESTS: {PHILEMON 1:8-9}

B) BESEECH PHILEMON FOR ONESIMUS WHO IS CHANGED: {PHILEMON 1:10-13}

C) ONESIMUS THE CHRISTIAN, SERVANT, & BROTHER EVEN AS PAUL: {PHILEMON 1:14-17}

D) IF ONESIMUS OWES ANYTHING PAUL WILL REPAY SINCE PHILEMON OWES PAUL HIS CHISTIAN LIFE: {PHILEMON 1:18-20}

IV) PAUL'S FUTURE VISIT: {PHILEMON 1:21-22}

V) BENEDICTION: {PHILEMON 1:23-25}

ONESIMUS RELATIONSHIP & LOCATION OF PHILEMON CHURCH:

Colossians 2:1 "For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and <for> them at Laodicea, and <for> as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;" Paul had never been in Colosse.

Colossians 4:7-9 "All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, <who is> a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord: {8} Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts; {9} With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is <one> of you. They shall make known unto you all things which <are done> here." Colossians scriptures shows were this church was located.

I) SALUTATIONS: {PHILEMON 1:1-3}

WHO: Paul & Timothy, to WHOM: Philemon, Apphia, and Archippus and to the church in thy house.

Philemon 1:1 "Paul, a [ prisoner ] of M Jesus M T Christ T, and Timothy <our> brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and [ fellowlabourer ],"

Paul: Saul: means asked for and Paul: means little or small. Paul is in Rome in prison and certainly needs the comfort and help of Onesimus, but his care for the church is of more importance. He does ask for pray and that a room be set aside from Philemon so that he could come to Philemon's home (verse 22). Paul is the author as shown in Philemon: vs 1, 9, & 19 referenced to Paul.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

MISC: PAUL’S QUALIFICATIONS {2 CORINTHIANS 1:1 – 13:14} {PHILEMON 1:1}

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

GOD’S CHOSE PAUL

(1) Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia: {2 Corinthians 1:1}

(2) Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; {2 Corinthians 1:21}

(3) Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. {2 Corinthians 3:6}

(4) Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; {2 Corinthians 4:1}

(5) And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; {2 Corinthians 5:18}

(6) But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, {2 Corinthians 6:4}

(7) Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. {2 Corinthians 11:15}

(8) Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. {2 Corinthians 11:23}

PAUL HAS HOLY SPIRIT

(1) Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. {2 Corinthians 1:22}

(2) Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. 2 Corinthians 3:6

(3) Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. {2 Corinthians 3:17}

(4) But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. {2 Corinthians 3:18}

(5) We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; {2 Corinthians 4:13}

(6) Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. {2 Corinthians 5:5}

(7) By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, {2 Corinthians 6:6}

(8) The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13:14}

PAUL DEPENDS ON GOD ALONE

(1) For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward. {2 Corinthians 1:12}

(2) Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. {2 Corinthians 2:14}

(3) Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; {2 Corinthians 3:5}

(4) Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. {2 Corinthians 3:6}

(5) But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. {2 Corinthians 4:7}

(6) We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. {2 Corinthians 6:1}

(7) Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia; {2 Corinthians 8:1}

(8) And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind: {2 Corinthians 8:19}

(9) And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: {2 Corinthians 9:8}

(10) And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you. {2 Corinthians 9:14}

(11) And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. {2 Corinthians 12:9}

PAUL WAS GIVEN APOSTLE AUTHORITY

(1) Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you: {2 Corinthians 10:1}

(2) But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. {2 Corinthians 10:2}

(3) For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: {2 Corinthians 10:3}

(4) (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) {2 Corinthians 10:4} 

(5) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; {2 Corinthians 10:5}

(6) And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. {2 Corinthians 10:6}

(7) Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's. {2 Corinthians 10:7}

(8) For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed: {2 Corinthians 10:8}

(9) That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters. {2 Corinthians 10:9}

(10) For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible. {2 Corinthians 10:10}

(11) Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters when we are absent, such will we be also in deed when we are present. {2 Corinthians 10:11}

(12) I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing. {2 Corinthians 12:11}

(13) Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds. {2 Corinthians 12:12}

(14) Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction. {2 Corinthians 13:10}

PAUL’S DIVINE VISIONS

(1) It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. {2 Corinthians 12:1}

(2) I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. {2 Corinthians 12:2}

(3) And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) {2 Corinthians 12:3}

(4) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. {2 Corinthians 12:4}

(5) Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities. {2 Corinthians 12:5}

(6) For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me. {2 Corinthians 12:6}

(7) And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. {2 Corinthians 12:7}

PAUL’S MINISTRY TO CORINTHIANS

(1) And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judaea. {2 Corinthians 1:16}

(2) For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea. {2 Corinthians 1:19}

(3) For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. {2 Corinthians 4:15}

(4) Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you: {2 Corinthians 10:1}

5) For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ: {2 Corinthians 10:14}

(6) But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been thoroughly made manifest among you in all things. {2 Corinthians 11:6}

(7) Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds. {2 Corinthians 12:12}

(8) For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong. {2 Corinthians 12:13}

(9) And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed. {2 Corinthians 12:21}

PAUL LOVES THE CHURCH

(1) For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you. {2 Corinthians 2:4}

(2) Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: {2 Corinthians 3:2}

(3) Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshly tables of the heart. {2 Corinthians 3:3}

(4) For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: {2 Corinthians 5:14}

(5) By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, {2 Corinthians 6:6}

(6) O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged. {2 Corinthians 6:11}

(7) Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels. {2 Corinthians 6:12}

(8) Now for a recompense in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged. {2 Corinthians 6:13}

(9) I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you. {2 Corinthians 7:3}

(10) Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth. {2 Corinthians 11:11}

(11) And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved. {2 Corinthians 12:15}

PAUL’S BLAMELESS CHARACTER AND ACTIONS

(1) For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward. {2 Corinthians 1:12}

(2) But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. {2 Corinthians 4:2}

(3) Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: {2 Corinthians 6:3}

(4) But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, {2 Corinthians 6:4}

(5) Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man. {2 Corinthians 7:2}

(6) Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us: {2 Corinthians 8:20}

(7) Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men. {2 Corinthians 8:21}

(8) Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely? {2 Corinthians 11:7}

(9) I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service. {2 Corinthians 11:8}

(10) And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself. {2 Corinthians 11:9}

PAUL WAS TRUTHFUL

(1) But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay. {2 Corinthians 1:18}

(2) For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ. {2 Corinthians 2:17} 

(3) But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. {2 Corinthians 4:2}

(4) By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, {2 Corinthians 6:7}

(5) By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true; {2 Corinthians 6:8}

(6) Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man. {2 Corinthians 7:2}

(7) For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth. {2 Corinthians 7:14}

(8) As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia. {2 Corinthians 11:10}

(9) For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me. {2 Corinthians 12:6}

(10) Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds. {2 Corinthians 12:12}

(11) For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. {2 Corinthians 13:8}

PAUL WAS PERSECUTED & SUFFERS FOR THE FAITH

(1) Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. {2 Corinthians 1:4}

(2) For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. {2 Corinthians 1:5}

(3) And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. {2 Corinthians 1:6}

(4) And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation. {2 Corinthians 1:7}

(5) For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life: {2 Corinthians 1:8}

(6) But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: {2 Corinthians 1:9}

(7) Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us; {2 Corinthians 1:10}

(8) We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; {2 Corinthians 4:8}

(9) Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; {2 Corinthians 4:9}

(10) Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. {2 Corinthians 4:10}

(11) For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.{2 Corinthians 4:11}

(12) So then death worketh in us, but life in you. {2 Corinthians 4:12}

(13) But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, {2 Corinthians 6:4}

(14) In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; {2 Corinthians 6:5}

(15) As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; {2 Corinthians 6:9}

(16) As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. {2 Corinthians 6:10}

(17) For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears. {2 Corinthians 7:5}

(18) In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me: {2 Corinthians 11:32}

(19) And through Who is weak a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands. {2 Corinthians 11:33}

PAUL’S INDIVIDUAL TRIALS

(1) We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; {2 Corinthians 4:8}

(2) Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; {2 Corinthians 4:9}

(3) Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. {2 Corinthians 4:10}

(4) For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. {2 Corinthians 4:11}

(5) So then death worketh in us, but life in you. {2 Corinthians 4:12}

(6) But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, {2 Corinthians 6:4}

(7) In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; {2 Corinthians 6:5}

(8) By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, {2 Corinthians 6:6}

(9) By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, {2 Corinthians 6:7}

(10) By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true; {2 Corinthians 6:8}

(11) As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; {2 Corinthians 6:9}

(12) As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. {2 Corinthians 6:10}

(13) Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. {2 Corinthians 11:23}

(14) Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. {2 Corinthians 11:24}

(15) Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; {2 Corinthians 11:25}

(16) In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; {2 Corinthians 11:26}

(17) In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. {2 Corinthians 11:27}

(18) Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. {2 Corinthians 11:28}

(19), and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not? {2 Corinthians 11:29}

(20) If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities. {2 Corinthians 11:30}

(21) And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. {2 Corinthians 12:7}

(22) For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. {2 Corinthians 12:8}

(23) And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. {2 Corinthians 12:9}

(24) Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. {2 Corinthians 12:10}

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Paul & Timothy are Apostles:

See my paper: "Church Officers and Their Qualifications" THE FIVE FOLD MINISTRIES & THE DEACON MINISTRY ARE PRESENTED for more information on this subject.

See my paper: "Apostle" SHOWN ARE THE NEW TESTAMENT APOSTLES & THEIR MINISTRIES for more information on this subject. paper: "Apostles" for more information on this subject.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

MISC: APOSTLES {1 CORINTHIANS 1:1 – 15:9} {PHILEMON 1:1}

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(1) Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, {1 Corinthians 1:1}

(2) For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. {1 Corinthians 4:9}

(3) Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord? {1 Corinthians 9:1}

(4) If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord. {1 Corinthians 9:2}

(5) Have we not power to eat and to drink? {1 Corinthians 9:4}

(6) Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas? {1 Corinthians 9:5}

(7) Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working? {1 Corinthians 9:6}

(8) And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. {1 Corinthians 12:28}

(9) Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? {1 Corinthians 12:29}

(10) After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. {1 Corinthians 15:7}

(11) And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. {1 Corinthians 15:8}

(12) For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. {1 Corinthians 15:9}

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Timothy (Timotheus): Means worship of God. He was as a son to Paul. He was to carry on Paul's ministry after Paul departed. His father was a Greek and mother was a Jew (Acts 16:1). His mother was Eunice and grandmother was Lois, both of whom were Christians (2 Timothy 1:5). Paul's letters (send with regards from Timothy) include: 2 Corinthians 1:1, Philippians 1:1, Colossians 1:1, 1&2 Thessalonians, Philemon 1 & Hebrews 13:23. Paul writes to Timothy in his 2 books. Paul addresses his ministry in 1 Corinthians 16:10 & 1 Timothy 4:11-4:16. His apostleship is shown in 1 Thessalonians 1:1/2:6.

Paul's letter send with regards from Timothy included in Philemon 1, 2 Corinthians 1:1, and Hebrews 13:23.

Paul writes to Timothy in 1 Timothy 1:2 and 2 Timothy 1:2. Paul addresses Timothy's ministry in 1 Timothy 6:20.

2 Timothy 1:4-6 "Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy; {5} When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. {6} Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands." Paul's last testament from prison is to his spiritual son

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

MISCELLANEOUS: TIMOTHY {2 TIMOTHY 1:2 - 4:9} {PHILEMON 1:1}

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(1) Timothy Paul's dearly beloved son in the faith of God the Father and Christ Jesus {2 Timothy 1:2}

(2) Remember Timothy's faith first in Grandmother (Lois), then in mother (Eunice), and now in you {2 Timothy 1:5}

(3) Remind you to stir up your gift of God by the placing on of hands {2 Timothy 1:6}

(4) Be not ashamed of testimony of our Lord but be partaker of the affliction {2 Timothy 1:8}

(5) My son be strong in the grace that is in Jesus {2 Timothy 2:1}

(6) Of the things heard of Paul and witnessed the same commit to faithful men who are able to teach others {2 Timothy 2:2}

(7) Endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ {2 Timothy 2:3}

(8) Study to show thyself approved unto God a workman not ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth {2 Timothy 2:15}

(9) Shun profane vain babbling which increase ungodliness {2 Timothy 2:16}

(10) Flee youthful lusts but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace {2 Timothy 2:22}

(11) Avoid foolish & unlearned questions that gender strife's {2 Timothy 2:23}

(12) You have known Paul doctrine, life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, affliction {2 Timothy 3:10}

(13) Continue in what you learned assured of knowing Jesus {2 Timothy 3:14}

(14) Timothy from youth has known the holy scriptures which is able to make wise unto salvation in Jesus {2 Timothy 3:15}

(15) All scripture is by inspiration of God for doctrine, reproof, correction, & instruction in righteousness {2 Timothy 3:16}

(16) Charge you before Jesus return and His kingdom {2 Timothy 4:1}

(17) Preach the word, at all times, for reprove, rebuke, exhort with longsuffering and doctrine {2 Timothy 4:2}

(18) Watch in all things endure afflictions as you do the work of evangelist making full proof of ministry {2 Timothy 4:5}

(19) Do your diligence to come shortly to visit {2 Timothy 4:9}

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

MISC: PAUL CIRCUMCISED TIMOTHY BECAUSE HIS FATHER WAS A GREEK {ACTS 16:1 – 16:3} {PHILEMON 1:1}

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Greek: {2} Which was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium. {3} Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters: for they knew all that his father was a Greek. {Acts 16:1-3}

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Prisoner: For and of Jesus. See prisoner/bonds in 9, 10, 13, & 23 since Paul is in prison for the gospel's (Jesus) sake.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

KEY WORD: BONDS / PRISONER {PHILEMON 1:1 , 3 , 9 , 10 , 13 , 23}

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(1) Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer, {Philemon 1:1}

(2) Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. {Philemon 1:9}

(3) I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds: {Philemon 1:10}

(2) Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel: {Philemon 1:13}

(2) There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus; {Philemon 1:23}

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Philemon: The name means loving and friendship. No other reference to Philemon's is found in scriptures. He was probably the leader of the Church in his house.

Fellowlabourer: Also see verse 2, 24. Labor in the gospel.

Philippians 4:3 "And I entreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and <with> other my fellowlabourers, whose names <are> in the book of life."

Philemon 1:2 "And to <our> beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house:"

Apphia: The name means to be fruitful or that produces. Could be Phileon's wife

Archippus: The name means master of the house or govern of horses. Could be Philemon's son.

Colossians 4:17 "And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it."

Fellowsoldier: Ephesians 6:11-18 Soldier putting on armor etc. The only other reference is in Philippians shown companion laborer.

Philippians 2:25 "Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants."

Philemon 1:3 "[ Grace ] to you, and peace, from /\ God /\ our /\ Father /\ and the /\ Lord /\ M Jesus M T Christ T."

Grace: Getting what we do not deserve as compared with mercy: not getting what we deserve.

1 Corinthians 15:10 "But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me." God's grace within the Christian drives him to labor for God.

See my paper: "Grace" DEFINITION OF GRACE; GRACE FOR BELIEVERS; ONLY KINDNESS TO UNBELIEVERS; GRACE GROWTH; GRACE SAVES for more information on this subject.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

MISC: GRACE {PHILEMON 1:3}

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

GRACE DEFINITION: Unmerited flavor from God to man. Getting what we do not deserve as compared with mercy: not getting what we deserve.

(1) Titus 3:5 "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;" Mercy not grace

GRACE IS A GIFT:

(1) Romans 5:15 "But not as the offence, so also <is> the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, <which is> by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many." Gift from God to elected believers only

Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: <it is> the gift of God: {9} Not of works, lest any man should boast." God gives grace & we believe unto salvation. It is a gift of God and not of man's work.

WE ARE SAVED BY GRACE:

(1) Psalms 84:11 "For the LORD God <is> a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good <thing> will he withhold from them that walk uprightly." God gives the grace so man can walk saved

(2) Acts 15:11 "But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they." Grace from God to save the elect

(3) Romans 11:6 "And if by grace, then <is it> no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if <it be> of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work." God's grace is not man's works

GRACE GROWS BY KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS & OUR HUMILITY:

(1) Proverbs 3:34 "Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly." Grace to lowly

(2) James 4:6 "But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble." Grace to humble

(3) 1 Peter 5:5 "Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all <of you> be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble."

(4) 2 Peter 1:2 "Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord," Grace multipled by knowledge of God

(5) 2 Peter 3:18 "But grow in grace, and <in> the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him <be> glory both now and for ever. Amen."

GOD GIVES ONLY LOVING KINDNESS TO UNBELIEVER: Only Christians receive God's grace starting with salvation making them God's children. God provides loving kindness to man so that he can exist.

(1) Matthew 5:45 "That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust." Loving kindness

(2) Acts 14:17 "Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness." Loving kindness

(3) 1 Timothy 6:17 "Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;" Loving kindness

MAN MAY FAIL TO RECEIVE GOD'S GRACE: God provides grace to only His Christians. Unbelievers do not receive grace in vain, are bitter & defiled, have wrong gospel, & deny Jesus.

(1) 2 Corinthians 6:1 "We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain." God is blessing, but the unbeliever is not receiving making the grace vain

(2) Galatians 1:6-7 "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: {7} Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ." To follow the wrong gospel removes the person from grace.

(3) Hebrews 12:15 "Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;" Bitterness leads to failed grace.

(4) Jude 1:4 "For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ." God's grace used wrong leads man to denying Christ.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Peace: Hebrew word Shalom used for hello, good-bye & God bless you. Only God gives peace to ones spirit of forgiveness & restoration.

1 Samuel 25:6 "And thus shall ye say to him that liveth in prosperity, Peace be both to thee, and peace be to thine house, and peace be unto all that thou hast."

John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

Philippians 4:7 "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Peace the opposite to anxiety. Tranquillity & worry free.

2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,”

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

MISC: PEACE {PHILIPPIANS 1:2-4:9} {PHILEMON 1:3}

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(1) Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. {Philippians 1:2}

(2) And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. {Philippians 4:7}

(3) Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. {Philippians 4:9}

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: God is a Triunity. God can not be divided. Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit are the way the one God reveals Himself. If one sees Jesus, he also sees the Father and the Holy Spirit at the same time since God can not be separated (Colossians 1:15). Jesus is perfect man and God. Jesus was always God, but at His birth become true man. However, in the plan of God, Jesus was true man before the world came into existence.

Isaiah 48:16 "Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me."Jesus speaks

John 1:1, 14 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. {14} And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." Jesus is perfect God and man at the same time.

John 14:9-10 "Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou <then>, Show us the Father? {10} Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works."

2 Corinthians 13:14 "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen." Triunity Godhead presented as equals.

Colossians 2:9 "For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily." Jesus is the fullness of the Godhead in Himself.

See my paper: "Triunity: Father, Son, & Holy Spirit" GOD IS A QUALITATIVE ONE TRIUNITY NOT TRIUNE: THREE SEPARATE PERSONS. for more information on this subject.

See my paper: "Just Who Is God" GOD CAN NOT BE DIVIDED. GOD IS A QUALITATIVE ONE TRIUNITY NOT THREE SEPARATE PERSONS. for more information on this subject.

See my paper: "The One God - The Shama" THE KEY BIBLE SCRIPTURE FOR ONE GOD IS DEUTERONOMY 6:4. THE WORD FOR GOD IS A PLURALITY, & THE WORD FOR ONE IS A COMPOUND UNITY. THIS IS THE CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE FOR GOD WHO IS A TRIUNITY PLURALITY ONE UNITY. for more information on this subject.

See my paper: "God the Holy Spirit / Ghost Scriptures & Notes" SCRIPTURES & NOTES THAT SHOW THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD & A MANIFESTATION OF THE TRIUNITY GODHEAD for more information on this subject.

See my paper: "Godhead Relationship" HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH EACH MANIFESTATION OF THE GODHEAD FOR FULFILLMENT, NOT ONLY JESUS. for more information on this subject.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

LIST: GOD THE FATHER {JOHN 1:14 – 20:22} {PHILEMON 1:3}

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(1) The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. {John 1:14}

(2) No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. {John 1:18}

(3) The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. {John 3:35}

(4) Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. {22} Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. {23} But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. {John 4:21-23}

(5) But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. {18} Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God. {19} Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. {20} For the Father loveth the Son, and showeth him all things that himself doeth: and he will show him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. {21} For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. {22} For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: {23} That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. {24} Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. {25} Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. {6 } For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;" {John 5:17-26}

(6) I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. {John 5:30}

(6) But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. {37} And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. {John 5:36-37}

(8) Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. {John 5:45}

(9) Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. {28} Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? {29} Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. {John 6:27-29}

(10) Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. {33} For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. {34} Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. {35} And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. {36} But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. {37} All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. {38} For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. {39} And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. {40} And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. {41} The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven. {42} And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven? {43} Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves. {44} No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. {45} It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. {46} Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. {John 6:32-46}

(11) As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. {58} This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. {John 6:57-58}

(12) And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. {John 6:65}

(13) And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me. {17} It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. {18} I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me. {19} Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also. {John 8:16-19}

(14) They understood not that he spake to them of the Father. {28} Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. {29} And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. {John 8:27-29}

(15) I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. {39} They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. {40} But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. {41} Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. {42} Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. {John 8:38-42}

(16) Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. {John 8:49}

(17) Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? {54} Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: {John 8:53-54}

(18) As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. {16} And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. {17} Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. {18} No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. {John 10:15-18}

(19) Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? {37} If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. {38} But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. {John 10:36-38}

(20) Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. {42} And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. {John 11:41-42}

(21) If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour. {27} Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. {28} Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. {John 12:26-28}

(22) For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. {50} And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak. {1} Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. {2} And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him; {3} Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; {John 12:49-13:3}

(23) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. {7} If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. {8} Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. {9} Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? {10} Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. {11} Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake. {12} Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. {13} And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. {14} If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. {15} If ye love me, keep my commandments. {16} And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; {John 14:6-16}

(24) At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. {21} He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. {22} Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? {23} Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. {24} He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me. {25} These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. {26} But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. {27} Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. {28} Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. {29} And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. {30} Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. {31} But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence. {1} I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. {John 14:20-15:1}

(25) Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. {9} As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. {John 15:8-9}

(26) Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. {16} Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. {John 15:15-16}

(27) He that hateth me hateth my Father also. {24} If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. {25} But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. {26} But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: {John 15:23-26}

(28) And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. {John 16:3}

(29) Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. {8} And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: {9} Of sin, because they believe not on me; {10} Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; {11} Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. {John 16:7-11}

(30) All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you. {16} A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father. {17} Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father? {John 16:15-17}

(31) And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. {24} Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. {25} These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall show you plainly of the Father. {26} At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: {27} For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. {28} I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. {John 16:23-28}

(32) Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. {33} These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. {1} These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: {John 16:32-17:1}

(33) And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. {John 17:5}

(34) And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.{12} While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. {John 17:11-12}

(35) That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. {22} And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: {23} I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. {24} Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. {25} O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. {26} And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them. {John 17:21-26}

(36) Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it? {John 18:11}

(37) Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God. {John 20:17}

(38) Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. {22} And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: {John 20:21-22}

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

JESUS CHRIST PRE-EMINENCE {COLOSSIANS} {PHILEMON 1:3}

Jesus Christ is complete given His fullness {2:9} adequate as contrasted with the emptiness of deceptive human philosophy (2:8) that lacks ability to restrain the old sinful nature (2:23).


Colossians 2:8-10 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. {9} For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. {10} And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
Colossians 2:23 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.

Jesus Christ is the very image of God and first born of every human.

Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

Jesus Christ is the creator or all things and they are created for Him.

Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

Jesus Christ is the sustainer of all things that consist by Him.

Colossians 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Jesus Christ is the head of the church and the first to be resurrected that He have preeminence.

Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Jesus Christ is the fullness of the Godhead in bodily form.

Colossians 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;

Colossians 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

Jesus Christ is the reconciler all things through His death on the cross.

Colossians 1:20-22 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. {21} And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled {22} In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:



CHRIST PREEMINENCE IN THE ENTIRE CREATION {COLOSSIANS} {PHILEMON 1:3}

JESUS EARTHLY GOVERNMENT

SAVED ONES RECONCILED

SAINTS WISDOM & KNOWLEDGE

SAINTS FAITH IN JESUS BAPTISM

SAVED ONES GODLY LIVING

Jesus visible image dwells full Godhead Colossians 1:15/19

Peace in Jesus blood of cross reconciles Colossians 1:20

Mystery hid reveals Christ in Gentiles Colossians 1:26-27

Flesh circumcision-> Christ circumcision Colossians 2:11

Jesus is our life and we are risen in Him Colossians 3:1-3

Jesus creator for all things for Himself Colossians 1:16

Alienated & enemies reconciled in Jesus Colossians 1:21

Teach/present saints perfect in Christ Colossians 1:28

Buried with Christ; raised with Christ Colossians 2:12

Put off old man of flesh sins->new man Colossians 3:8-10

Jesus before all & by Him they consist Colossians 1:17

Jesus body of flesh in death made holy Colossians 1:22

Knit in love together in Jesus is wisdom Colossians 2:2-3

Were dead in sins -> made alive with Him Colossians 2:13

Put on charity (love) bonds of perfection Colossians 3:14

Jesus is the head of His church on earth Colossians 1:18

Grounded & settled in hope of gospel Colossians 1:23

Philosophy, vain lies traditions for Christ Colossians 2:8

Remove legalism & ritualism for Christ Colossians 2:14-23

Whatever you do, all in name of Jesus Colossians 3:17



----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

MISC: REFERENCES TO GOD - FATHER, SON, & HOLY SPIRIT ARE FOUND A LARGE NUMBER OF TIMES IN SCRIPTURES {1 THESSALONIANS} {PHILEMON 1:3}

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(1) GOD (39): {1 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 8-9; 2:2, 4-5, 8-10, 12-15; 3:2, 3:9, 11, 13; 4:1, 3, 5, 7-9, 14, 16; 5:9, 18, 23}

(2) FATHER (6): {1 Thessalonians 1:1, 3, 2:11, 3:11, 13}

(3) SON - JESUS (17): {1 Thessalonians 1:1, 3, 10; 2:14, 15, 19; 3:11, 13; 4:1-2, 14; 5:9, 18, 23, 28}

(4) LORD (25): {1 Thessalonians 1:1, 3, 6, 8; 2:15, 19; 3:8, 11-13; 4:1-2, 6, 15-17; 5:2, 9, 12, 23, 27-28}

(5) CHRIST (14): {1 Thessalonians 1:1, 3, 2:6, 14, 19; 3:2, 11, 13; 4:16; 5:9, 18, 23, 28}

(6) HOLY SPIRIT (4): {1 Thessalonians 1:5, 6; 4:8; 5:19}

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

II) PHILEMON'S CHARACTER: {PHILEMON 1:4-7}

Philemon 1:4 "I thank my /\ God /\, making mention of thee always in my prayers," Paul's great love for Philemon and the church in his house.

Thank my God:

1 Thessalonians 5:18 "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

Of thee always in my prayers: Paul's prayer for Colosse Church:

Colossians 1:9-14 "For this cause we also, since the day we heard <it>, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; {10} That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; {11} Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; {12} Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: {13} Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated <us> into the kingdom of his dear Son: {14} In whom we have redemption through his blood, <even> the forgiveness of sins:"

See my paper: "Prayer" PRESENTS PRAYER STEPS. THE LORD'S PRAYER AND OTHER NEW TESTAMENT PRAYER EXAMPLES SHOWN. for more information on this subject.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

MISC: PRAYERS IN OTHER NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE BOOKS {PHILEMON 1:4}

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(1) And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, {30} By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. {Acts 4:29-30}

(2) Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: {6} That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. {13} Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. {Romans 15:5-6, 13}

(3) That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: {18} The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, {19} And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, {20} Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, {Ephesians 1:17-20}

(4) That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; {17} That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, {18} May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; {19} And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. {Ephesians 3:16-19}

(5) And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; {10} That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; {11} Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. {Philippians 1:9-11}

(6) For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; {10} That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; {11} Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; {12} Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: {13} Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: {14} In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: {Colossians 1:9-14}

(7) Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you. {12} And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you: {13} To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. {1 Thessalonians 3:11-13}

(8) Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: {12} That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. {2 Thessalonians 1:11-12}

(9) Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, {21} Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. {Hebrews 13:20-21}

(10) But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. {11} To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. {1 Peter 5:10-11}

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Philemon 1:5 "Hearing of thy [ love ] and [ faith ], which thou hast toward the /\ Lord /\ M Jesus M, and toward all saints;" Christian walk with deeds including acts towards visiting teachers & evangelists in ministry.

Love & Charity: Love shown by action.

John 13:34 "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another."

1 Corinthians 16:14 "Let all your things be done with charity."

2 Peter 1:7 "And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity."

See my paper: "Love" DEFINITION OF LOVE; LOVE IN ACTION IS CHARITY; BIBLE LOVE CHAPTERS; EXAMPLES OF LOVE; LOVE COMMANDS for more information on this subject.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

LIST: LOVE {1 CORINTHIANS 13:1 – 13:13} {PHILEMON 1:5}

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(1) Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. {1 Corinthians 13:1}

(2) And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. {1 Corinthians 13:2}

(3) And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. {1 Corinthians 13:3}

(4) Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, {1 Corinthians 13:4}

(5) Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; {1 Corinthians 13:5}

(6) Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; {1 Corinthians 13:6}

(7) Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. {1 Corinthians 13:7}

(8) Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. {1 Corinthians 13:8}

(9) For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. {1 Corinthians 13:9}

(10) But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away." 1 Corinthians 13:10}

(11) When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. {1 Corinthians 13:11}

(12) For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. {1 Corinthians 13:12}

(13) And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. {1 Corinthians 13:13}

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

KEY WORD: [ LOVE ] {PHILEMON 1:5-9}

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(1) Hearing of thy (Philemon) love & faith in Lord Jesus towards saints. {Philemon 1:5}

(2) Refresh saints in love. {Philemon 1:7}

(3) For love's sake, I (Paul) beseech thee (Philemon) for Onesimus. {Philemon 1:9}

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Faith:

Romans 12:3 "For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think <of himself> more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith."

2 Thessalonians 3:2 "And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all <men> have not faith."

Hebrews 11:6 "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."

See my paper: "Faith" FAITH PROMISES PRESENTED FOR EVERY ASPECT OF THE CHRISTIANS LIFE: SALVATION & HEALING. THE CONDITIONS. for more information on this subject.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

MISC: FAITH FACTS AND EXAMPLES {HEBREWS 11:1 – 12:2} {PHILEMON 1:5}

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(1) WHAT IS FAITH? Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. {2} For by it the elders obtained a good report. {3} Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. {Hebrews 11:1-3}

(2) WHAT IS IMPORTANT ABOUT FAITH? But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. {Hebrews 11:6}

(3) WHAT ARE RESULTS OF FAITH? By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. {5} By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. {Hebrews 11:4-5}

By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. {8} By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. {9} By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. {10}
Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. {11} Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. {12} By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, {17}
Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: {18} Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure. {19} By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. {20} By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. {21} By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones. {Hebrews 11:7-12, 17-21}

By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment. {23} By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; {24} Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; {25} Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. {26} By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. {27} Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them. {28} By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned. {29} By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days. {30} By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace. {31} And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: {32} Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, {33} Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. {Hebrews 11:22-34}

(4) WHAT HAPPENED TO SOME IN THEIR FAITH? Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: {36} And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: {37} They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; {38} (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. {Hebrews 11:35-38}

(5) WHAT IF THEY DO NOT RECEIVE THE PROMISES OF FAITH? These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. {14} For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. {15} And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. {16} But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city {Hebrews 11:13-16}

And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: {40} God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect. {Hebrews 11:39-40}

(6) WHAT REASONS TO LIVE IN FAITH? Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, {Hebrews 12:1}

(7) WHAT GIVES US FAITH? Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. {Hebrews 12:2}

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Saints: Sanctified one, set apart, by God, for His purpose.

Psalms 50:5 "Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice."

Hebrews 10:10 "By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once <for all>."

See my paper: "Sanctify" SANCTIFICATION PROCESS: GOD PREDESTINES THE CHRISTIAN AS SON OF GOD, SANCTIFIES OR SETS HIM APART FOR HIS PURPOSE, BEING MADE HOLY, GOING ON TO THE PERFECTION, MADE IN THE IMAGE OF CHRIST, BECOMES GOD-LIKE, MADE IN THE DIVINE NATURE AS HE MATURES for more information on this subject.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

MISC: SAINTS (SANCTIFIED ONES) {1 CORINTHIANS 1:2 – 16:15} {PHILEMON 1:5}

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(1) Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: {1 Corinthians 1:2}

(2) Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? {1 Corinthians 6:1}

(3) Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? {1 Corinthians 6:2}

(4) For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. {1 Corinthians 14:33}

(5) Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. {1 Corinthians 16:1}

(6) I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,) {1 Corinthians 16:15}

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

See my paper: "Some Saved and Some Lost - God's Sovereignty" GOD'S PLAN FOR BOTH PEOPLE THAT ARE LOST & SAVE IS SHOWN for more information on this subject.

See my paper: "God Plans for His Purpose. Who Harden Pharaoh's Heart?" GOD'S USE OF SINNERS TO ACHIEVE HIS PURPOSE IS SHOWN for more information on this subject.

See my paper: "Plan of God" DISCUSSED ARE PREDESTINATION AND RELATED TOPICS WITH THEIR GREEK AND HEBREW DEFINITIONS, SCRIPTURES, AND COMMENTS for more information on this subject.

See my paper: "God Will Receive All the Glory" DISCUSSED IS PREDESTINATION PLAN OF GOD FOR SALVATION, SANCTIFICATION, PERFECTION, AND GLORIFICATION. for more information on this subject.

See my paper: "Preservation and Perseverance of the Elect" ELECT HAVE ETERNAL SECURITY BEING KEPT BY GOD UNTO ETERNAL LIFE. for more information on this subject.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

MISC: SAINTS PERSEVERANCE AND PERSISTENCE WITH ETERNAL REWARD {1 CORINTHIANS 9:24 - 9:27} {PHILEMON 1:5}

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

KEEP THE WORD:

I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. {7} Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. {8} For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. {John 17:6-8}

WITH BOLDNESS SPEAK THE WORD OF GOD:

And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, {30} By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. {31} And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. {32} And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. {33} And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. {Acts 4:29-33}

MAKE NOT PROVISION FOR THE FLESH:

And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. {12} The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. {13} Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. {14} But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof" {Romans 13:11-14}

RUN THE RACE: Deny and discipline yourselves for heavenly prize

Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. {24} And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they <do it> to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. {25} I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: {26} But I keep under my body, and bring <it> into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. {1 Corinthians 9:24-27}

ALL THINGS FOR SAINTS: Looking for eternal unseen things

For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. {16} For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. {17} For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; {18} While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. {2 Corinthians 4:15-18}

DO GOOD TOWARDS OTHERS: Sow and reap for good spiritual life

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. {Matthew 7:12}

And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. {Luke 6:31}

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. {8} For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. {9} And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. {10} As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. {Galatians 6:7-10}

FIGHT THE CHRISTIAN LIFE: Standing against Satan for all perseverance and supplication for all the saints

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. {11} Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. {12} For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.{13} Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. {14} Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; {15} And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; {16} Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. {17} And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: {18} Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; {Ephesians 6:10-18}

PRESS FOWARDS: Towards the prize of high calling of God in Christ Jesus

Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. {13} Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, {14} I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. {Philippians 3:12-14}

BE NOT MOVED: Fulfill Word of God of mystery manifested to the saints

If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; {24} Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: {25} Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; {26} Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: {Colossians 1:23-26}

LIVE IN FAITH AND LOVE WITH HOPE OF SALVATION:

But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. {9} For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, {10} Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. {11} Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. {1 Thessalonians 5:8-11}

GROW IN FAITH:

We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth; {4} So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure: {5} Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer: {2 Thessalonians 1:3-5}

FIGHT THE GOOD FAITH FIGHT:

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. {13} I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; {14} That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: {15} Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; {1 Timothy 6:12-15}

ENDURE FIGHT: For others to obtain the salvation in Christ Jesus with eternal glory

Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. {4} No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. {5} And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. {6} The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits. {7} Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. {8}Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: {9} Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. {10} Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. {2 Timothy 2:3-10}

BE RENEWED IN THE HOLY GHOST:

But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, {5} Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; {6} Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; {7} That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. {Titus 3:4-7}

LOVE AND FAITH TOWARDS GOD AND SAINTS:

I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers, {5} Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints; {6} That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. {7} For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother. {Philemon 1:4-7}

RUN WITH PATIENCE:

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, {2} Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. {3} For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. {4} Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. {Hebrews 12:1-4}

ESTABLISH YOUR HEART:

Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. {9} Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door. {10} Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. {11} Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. {James 5:8-11}

SPEAK AS ORACLES OF GOD:

If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. {12} Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: {13} But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. {14} If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. {1 Peter 4:11-14}

PARTAKERS OF THE DIVINE NATURE:

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. {5} And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; {6} And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; {7} And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. {8} For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. {2 Peter 1:4-8}

LOVE NOT THE WORLD:

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. {16} For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. {17} And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. {1 John 2:15-17}

LOVE ONE ANOTHER:

I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father. {5} And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. {6} And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it. {7} For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. {2 John 1:4}

WALK IN TRUTH:

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. {5} Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers; {6} Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well: {7} Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles. {3 John 1:4-7}

BUILD UP YOURSELVES:

But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, {21} Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. {22} And of some have compassion, making a difference: {23} And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. {24} Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, {Jude 1:20-24}

HOLD FAST:

Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. {11} Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. {12} Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. {Revelation 3:10-12}

RESULTS:

For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. {7} I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: {8} Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. {2 Timothy 4:6-8}

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Philemon 1:6 "That the communication of thy [ faith ] may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in T Christ T M Jesus M.

Philemon 1:7 "For we have great joy and consolation in thy [ love ], because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother."

Christian hospitality Saints are refreshed by thee:

During the early church period, the gospel was taken place to place by traveling evangelists and teachers. Homes where used by these missionaries to preach the word and to receive provisions for their journey. John urges supporting the traveling teachers and evangelists. Missionaries received no money from non-believers lest he appear to be selling the gospel.

Matthew 10:5-9 "These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into <any> city of the Samaritans enter ye not: {6} But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. {7} And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. {8} Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. {9} Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses," Later God allow preaching to the Gentiles.

2 Corinthians 11:7 "Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?"

3 John 7-8 "Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles. {8} We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth." Key verse on Christian hospitality.

Hebrews 13:2 "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares."

3 John 5-6 "Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;" {6} Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:"

See my paper: "Walk as Jesus Walked" PRESENTED ARE THE WALKS OF THE CHRISTIAN DISCIPLE. for more information on this subject.

III) ONESIMUS CHANGE IN CHARACTER: {PHILEMON 1:8-20}

A) FOR LOVE SAKE PAUL REQUESTS: {PHILEMON 1:8-9}

Philemon 1:8 "Wherefore, though I might be much bold in T Christ T to enjoin thee that which is convenient," Paul could order Philemon.

Philemon 1:9 "Yet for [ love's ] sake I rather beseech <thee>, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a [ prisoner ] of M Jesus M T Christ T." Paul would rather Philemon to accept Onesimus as brother.

B) BESEECH PHILEMON FOR ONESIMUS WHO IS CHANGED: {PHILEMON 1:10-13}

WAY: BEGOTTEN AS A BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN

Philemon 1:10 "I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my [ bonds ]:" Paul was used by God to bring Philemon to Christ.

Onesimus: The name means profitable and useful.

Colossians 4:9 "With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known unto you all things which are done here."

Begotten us again/new creation/begat/born of Him/born again/regeneration/born above/saved/born again/rebirth:

1 John 5:1 "Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him."

See my paper: "Salvation Biblical Word Glossary" SALVATION WORD DEFINITIONS ARE SHOWN INCLUDING THEIR HEBREW & GREEK MEANINGS for more information on this subject.

See my paper: "My Doctrine Beliefs" ALL KEY THEOLOGICAL AREAS WITH MY PAPERS ON EACH SUBJECT for more information on this subject.


See my paper: "Bible Books & Topics - Subject Cross Index" SHOWS REFERENCES IN BOTH MY BIBLE & TOPIC PAPERS WHERE A TOPIC SUBJECT INFORMATION MAY BE FOUND. for more information on this subject.

See my paper: "What is a Born-Again & How to Become One" BORN-AGAIN PRINCIPLES ARE PRESENTED. THE STEPS TO RECEIVE JESUS ARE SHOWN. for more information on this subject.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

MISC: BORN-AGAIN/BEGOTTEN {PHILEMON 1:10}

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(1) BORN-AGAIN: Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. {John 3:3}

(2) NEW CREATURE: Therefore if any man <be> in Christ, <he is> a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. {2 Corinthians 5:17}

(3) ADOPTION OF CHILDREN: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will. {Ephesians 1:5}

(4) SAVED – REGENERATION - RENEWING: Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; {Titus 3:5}

(5) BEGAT: Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. { James 1:18}

(6) BEGOTTEN US AGAIN: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, {1 Peter 1:3}

(7) BORN-AGAIN: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. {1 Peter 1:23}

(8) BORN OF HIM: If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him. {1 John 2:29}

(9) BORN OF GOD – BEGOTTEN: Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. {1 John 5:1}

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

THEME: REQUEST FOR RUNAWAY SLAVE TO BE FORGIVING & RESTORED NOW AS A CHRISTIAN BROTHER {Also 1:16}

PURPOSE: RECONCILIATION BETWEEN A CHRISTIAN SLAVE OWNER, & A RUNAWAY SERVANT WHO STOLE FROM HIM & RETURNS AS A CHRISTIAN BROTHER {Also 1:16}

WHAT: ONESIMUS IN THE PAST WAS UNPROFITABLE, BUT NOW IS PROFITABLE TO YOU & ME

Philemon 1:11 "Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me:" This is a play on meaning of Onesimus name as unprofiable or useless.

WHEN: IN THE PAST; WHY: NOW PROFITABLE TO US

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CONTRAST: USELESS TO USEFUL BROTHER {PHILEMON 1:11}

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Onesimus departed a slave -> Onesimus stole money from Philemon -> Onesimus was unprofiable

v

Onesimus returned a Christian brother -> Onesimus a Christian servant to Philemon, Paul, & the Lord Jesus -> Onesimus now profiable

v

Play on meaning of Onesimus name as profiable or useful

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Philemon 1:12 "Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels:"

I have sent again:

Colossians 4:7-9 "All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord: {8} Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts; {9} With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known unto you all things which are done here." Tychicus sent with Onesimus as companion to be safer in view of slave catchers

WANT/WHERE: WHOM I WOULD HAVE RETAINED WITH ME

Philemon 1:13 "Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the [ bonds ] of the gospel:"

In thy stead he might have ministered unto me: Paul and Christians are under duty of obedience to the law (return slave to his master). Paul did not obliterate slavery.

Ephesians 6:5-8 "Servants, be obedient to them that are <your> masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; {6} Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; {7} With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: {8} Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether <he be> bond or free."

Colossians 4:9 "With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is <one> of you. They shall make known unto you all things which <are done> here."

Gospel:

Romans 1:16-17 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. {17} For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

See my paper: "True Gospel for Salvation by the Imputed Righteousness of Jesus" GOSPEL SHOWN IN SCRIPTURES MUST INCLUDE THE REVELATION OF THE IMPUTED RIGHTEOUSNESS OF JESUS. for more information on this subject.

See my paper: "Imputed/Reckoned/Counted Righteousness of Jesus" TRANSFER OR THE IMPUTED RIGHTEOUSNESS OF JESUS TO THE CHRISTIAN & CHRISTIAN'S SINS TO JESUS. for more information on this subject.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

MISC: THE GOSPEL CONCERNING HIS SON (JESUS CHRIST THE LORD) {PHILIPPIANS 1:13} {PHILEMON 1:13}

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Nature: the power of God

Aim: unto salvation

Availability: to everyone that believes

Scope: Jew and Greek

Content: righteousness of God revealed

Method: imputed righteousness of God to the believer by faith beginning to faith ending

Fruit: the just shall live by faith

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

C) ONESIMUS THE CHRISTIAN, SERVANT, & BROTHER EVEN AS PAUL: {PHILEMON 1:14-17}

Philemon 1:14 "But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly."

Philemon 1:15 "For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever;"

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CONTRAST: SERVANT VS CHRISTIAN BROTHER {PHILEMON 1:15-19}

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Onesimus departed a slave -> Onesimus stole money from Philemon -> Onesimus wrong Philemon

v

Onesimus returned a brother -> Onesimus money charged to Paul's account -> Paul will repay since Philemon owes Paul his life (as a Christian)

v

Onesimus returns as a Christian servant to Philemon, Paul, & the Lord Jesus

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

THEME: REQUEST FOR RUNAWAY SLAVE TO BE FORGIVING & RESTORED NOW AS A CHRISTIAN BROTHER {Also 1:11}

PURPOSE: RECONCILIATION BETWEEN A CHRISTIAN SLAVE OWNER, & A RUNAWAY SERVANT WHO STOLE FROM HIM & RETURNS AS A CHRISTIAN BROTHER {Also 1:11}

WAY: ONESIMUS BECOMES A CHRISTIAN BROTHER IN THE LORD

Philemon 1:16 "Not now as a [ servant ], but above a [ servant ], a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the /\ Lord /\?" Christian brotherhood in social classes.

Christian brother in the Lord:

1 Peter 1:22 "Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:"

See my paper: "Man's Greatest Need - Relationship With God" ANSWERS QUESTIONS ABOUT GOD CHARACTERISTICS & MAN'S PURPOSES. for more information on this subject.

Philemon 1:17 "If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself." Paul's verse 17-19 could be compares with Christ's work.

D) IF ONESIMUS OWE ANYTHING PAUL WILL REPAY SINCE PHILEMON OWE PAUL HIS LIFE: {PHILEMON 1:18-20}

Philemon 1:18 "If he hath wronged thee, or oweth <thee> ought, put that on mine account;" Paul has no money, but he will pay for what was lost. This is really a request to ask Philemon to forgive Onesimus for his sins & put it on Jesus account. This is similar to Christ mediation advocacy to the Father on the Christian's behalf. Just as Onesimus was condemned by the law, but saved by grace, so are we condemned by the law and saved by God's grace by Jesus righteousness on our behalf.

Philemon 1:19 "I Paul have written <it> with mine own hand, I will repay <it>: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides." Paul probably was used by God to bring Philemon to the Lord.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Philemon 1:20 "Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the /\ Lord /\: refresh my bowels in the /\ Lord /\."

IV) PAUL'S FUTURE VISIT: {PHILEMON 1:21-22}

Philemon 1:21 "Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say." Free him? Paul knows that Philemon will forgive as well as forget Onesimus sins and greet him as a Christian brother.

Philemon 1:22 "But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you."

Prepare me also a lodging:

Philippians 1:13 "So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other <places>;"

Bonds of prison. Nevertheless, Paul shows his faith that he will be released to go to Philippi and Colosse.

Philippians 1:25-26 "And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith; {26} That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again."

Philippians 2:24 "But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly."

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

MISC: COMING, OUT OF PRISON, TO YOU FOR VISIT {PHILEMON 1:22}

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Prepare me also a lodging: Paul is in prison to die, but He says, in faith, he will get out of prison & come. He does on 4th missionary trip.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Prayers I shall be given unto you:

See my paper: "Faith" FAITH PROMISES PRESENTED FOR EVERY ASPECT OF THE CHRISTIANS LIFE: SALVATION & HEALING. THE CONDITIONS. for more information on this subject.

See my paper: "Prayer" PRESENTS PRAYER STEPS. THE LORD'S PRAYER AND OTHER NEW TESTAMENT PRAYER EXAMPLES SHOWN. for more information on this subject.

V) BENEDICTION: {PHILEMON 1:23-25}

Philemon 1:23 "There salute thee Epaphras, my [ fellowprisoner ] in T Christ T M Jesus M;"

Epaphras: His names means flavored by venus.

Colossians 1:7 "As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;"

Colossians 4:12-13 "Epaphras, who is <one> of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. {13} For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea and them in Hierapolis."

Philemon 1:24 "Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my [ fellowlabourers ]."

Mark: Meaning idle & lazy. A cousin of Barnabas. Mother is Mary and the Jerusalem church met in her house. He had problems the first trip (Acts 12:25, Acts 13:5) with Paul and left (Acts 13:13). Paul did not want him to go on a second trip. Barnabas split with Paul (Acts 15:36-40). Mark is here again helping Paul (also Colossians 4:10 and 2 Timothy 4:11) and is also helping Peter (1 Peter 5:13). History has the gospel of Mark (the first gospel used as history teachings on Jesus) and is from Peter's viewpoint.

Aristarchus: Meaning best advising and good prince. He was caught in Ephesus instead of Paul (Acts 19:29). He is a Macedonian of Thessalonica (Acts 27:2). He helped Paul (Acts 20:4). He may have gone to Colosse with Mark (Colossians 4:10).

Acts 27:2 "And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia; one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us."

Colossians 4:10 "Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;)"

Demas: Meaning popular and ruler of people. He helped Paul in Rome (Philemon 24 and Colossians 4:14). Later because of worldly loves, he left Paul and went to Thessalonica (2 Timothy 4:10).

Luke: Meaning light of the sun. He was a helper of Paul (Colossians 4:14 and 2 Timothy 4:11). He is Greek (maybe half Jewish) and writes the gospel of Luke and Acts to the Gentiles. These are the only New Testament books written by a possible Gentile. The books covers the history of Jesus and the early church. Paul probable gave Luke a lot of information for the book of Acts and may have read the books.

Colossians 4:14 "Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you."

Philemon 1:25 "The [ grace ] of our /\ Lord /\ M Jesus M T Christ T <be> with your spirit. Amen."

Grace: Getting what we do not deserve as compared with mercy: not getting what we deserve. See {1:3} for more details

1 Corinthians 15:10 "But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me." God's grace within the Christian drives him to labor for God.

See my paper: "Grace" DEFINITION OF GRACE; GRACE FOR BELIEVERS; ONLY KINDNESS TO UNBELIEVERS; GRACE GROWTH; GRACE SAVES for more information on this subject.


RETURN TO THE BIBLE PAPERS HOME PAGE

This page is maintained by Dennis Schmidt. Please send your questions or comments to (dennisaschmidt1@gmail.com).