Paul's Plea for Onesimus
8Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required, 9yet for love's sake I prefer to appeal to you—I, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus— 10I appeal to you for my child, Onesimus,2 whose father I became in my imprisonment. 11(Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.) 12I am sending him back to you, sending my very heart. 13I would have been glad to keep him with me, in order that he might serve me on your behalf during my imprisonment for the gospel, 14but I preferred to do nothing without your consent in order that your goodness might not be by compulsion but of your own accord. 15For this perhaps is why he was parted from you for a while, that you might have him back forever, 16no longer as a bondservant3 but more than a bondservant, as a beloved brother—especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.
Refresh My Heart (Servants of the Word)Philemon 1:17-25 Sermon • 40:57 • ID: 3383
For Love’s SakePhilemon 1:8-16 Sermon • 47:22 • ID: 3382
Terms of Endearment (Servants of the Word)Philemon 1:1-7 Sermon • 46:39 • ID: 3381
Refreshing the SaintsPhilemon 1:1-25 Sermon • 47:30 • ID: 3241
“Refresh My Heart”Philemon 1:17-25 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 44:19 • ID: 2635
On the Basis of LovePhilemon 1:8-16 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 40:28 • ID: 2633
Terms of EndearmentPhilemon 1:1-7 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 35:58 • ID: 2628
Refresh My HeartPhilemon 1:17-25 Sermon • 50:40 • ID: 2590
On the Basis of LovePhilemon 1:8-16 Sermon • 51:43 • ID: 2589
Terms of Endearment (TFL Listener Weekend)Philemon 1:1-7 Sermon • 37:35 • ID: 2588
The Road of ReconciliationA Study in the Book of Philemon Philemon 1:1-25 Series • ID: 15701
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