Philemon: The Letter, Philemon’s Duty

Philemon’s Duty Philemon was a convert, a wealthy man, an owner of slaves in a society in which there were three slaves to every freeman. Yet he had heard the gospel message and accepted the gospel. Within his heart, the work of grace had started small. In the beginning, it was by just a wordContinue reading “Philemon: The Letter, Philemon’s Duty”

Philemon: The Letter, Why Do You Run

Why Do You Run? Jude 11; Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, having run greedily in the  error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah. My fear is, we often do not know how good we have it. Oh, I know there are some veryContinue reading “Philemon: The Letter, Why Do You Run”

The Final Word on Slaves Before We begin

The Romans did not deny their slaves all hope of freedom. The law provided for their manumission, or liberation, in various ways. Most commonly, the master took his slave before an official, in whose presence he turned the slave around and pronounced the longed-for words liber esto, “Be free,” and struck him with a rod.Continue reading “The Final Word on Slaves Before We begin”