Philemon – New Identities and a New World Order

Philemon – New Identities and a New World Order

Paul’s short letter to Philemon regarding his slave Onesimus can almost be ignored for its deceptively straight forward message and its small size.  Even though we might pay little attention to the book, its message would have surprised Paul’s Roman world and, when properly understood, continues to surprise our world. This lesson will explore the book and consider Paul’s belief that Jesus gives Christians new identities that create a new world order