You know what? When I started this Bible study thingy, I thought I would share with you some of the most amazing truths of God that I’ve learned through time.
Little did I know that I was trying to teach the most brilliant men and women of God🙇♀️. Very embarrassing for sure!
I am serious when I say this before God: I am learning a great deal from your spirit filled and anointed comments. If you guys can write like that as a first-grade student, I wonder how you would write as a PhD candidate.
Not that I want you guys to write like a PhD candidate. Oh, no! I hope you know why I made the rule of this class to be: “To think and write like a first-grade student.”
It is because of this verse:
“But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Luke 18:16
Whenever we act like we know it all, we miss the word and truth of God that sets us free from all kinds of bondage. When we approach the word with humble heart, like children, we find the Bread that came down from heaven.
Anyways, I studied today the Book of Philemon and I said to myself: “Well, what would my Holy Spirit filled Facebook friends say about this book? What lesson would they take from this short book? I wanna know.”
So, I said this evening, why don’t I ask them. So, boom! Here I am.
I am enjoying what you’re writing these days. I really am. And I am not the only one but many thousands of people are reading and enjoying (more importantly , learning from) what you’re writing.
So, as always, first, read slowly the Epistle of Paul to Philemon (the Book of Philemon) and then tell us the message of this letter.
The writer of this letter is mainly Paul, with Timothy, and the letter was written to Philemon (probably to his wife and son too, Apphia and Archippus and the church in their house), regarding the runaway slave.
To help you compose your comment (not that you don’t know how to compose your comment but to make it easy for me and others to understand), answer the following questions (but your answers have to be backed up by verses in this particular verse. There is no “sharing your piece of mind.” You can share your piece of mind in some other post but not on this one. This is strictly reserved to the word of God. This will help us to focus on the word of God, not on our “feelings and emotions.”)
So, here are the questions:
What was [were] the purpose of this letter?
Why is this letter included in the Canon (means, added to the books of the Bible)?
Do you see Jesus Christ in the story? If so, where?
Do you see God the Father? If so, where?
Do you see YOURSELF in the story? If so, where?
What is the take home message (it has many messages but just share with us only one that touched you deeply)?
Looking forward to reading your comments. Actually very excited to read your comment and learn from it! ///