Tag - Philemon

From Useless To Useful

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Philemon 1:11 Formerly he was useless to you, but now he has become useful both to you and to me. O-bservation: This is part of the Apostle Paul’s plea to his friend Philemon. Philemon was a wealthy member of the church in Colossae. He had an associate named Onesimus, who had somehow treated him (Philemon) badly and was now in prison. Prison is where Paul met Onesimus. In prison, this young man was transformed by the power of Jesus. Paul said to his friend Philemon as Onesimus was about to be released from prison...

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Always On Your Side

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Philemon 1:4 I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, O-bservation: Paul, the Great Apostle, was needing a favor from his friend Philemon. Before he asked his friend for the favor, he let him know that whenever he prayed to God he would always thank the Lord for Philemon. A-pplication: To my closest friends I often sign off with the line, "Always On Your Side." I believe that's what Paul was saying here. He needed a favor from his friend Philemon, but whether or not he could provide Paul with that favor...

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Thank God For Friends

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Philemon 1:4 I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers. O-bservation: Paul the Apostle was writing to his friend Philemon and was going to ask him a favor. Before he did, however, he wanted Philemon to know how THANKFUL to God he was for such a friend. He said, "Whenever I think of you in my prayers, I ALWAYS give thanks to God for you." A-pplication: FRIENDS, Real Friends are hard to come by. In fact, that's why so many real friends from our youth remain friends till death. In our youth...

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Home Is Where The Heart Is

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Philemon 1:1b-2 To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker—also to Apphia our sister and Archippusour fellow soldier—and to the church that meets in your home. O-bservation: St. Paul writes to Philemon, a friend of his, concerning Philemon's former employee Onesimus. Besides Philemon, Paul mentions a few choice friends and concludes by saying, "I'm writing this to the church that meets in your home." A-pplication: We know very little of Philemon except that he was a financially prosperous leader of the church at Colossae. What we do know about him has to do with his HEART....

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Just Be A Blessing

S. O. A. P. Here's your 90 second AM devotional! S-cripture: Philemon 1:7 Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people. O-bservation: Philemon was a friend of Paul's, and Paul was writing him concerning another issue. But before Paul addressed the issue he told Philemon that his love and encouragement had been a great blessing to him because Philemon had refreshed the hearts of the people where he lived. Earlier we find that Philemon had opened his house so that the church would have a place to meet. A-pplication: As I read this passage concerning...

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