The reality is that reconciliation is hard to practice. The situation between Philemon and Onesimus was tough, and Paul knew this. That is why he begins the letter by praising Philemon’s work and love for the saints (verse 4-5). This is not flattery but a way of showing appreciation and respect. We also notice that […]
Christianity and forgiveness go hand in hand and separating the two makes Christianity lose its meaning. Jesus taught us to forgive one another (Matthew 6:12, 14-15), and Paul expanded this teaches as well (Colossians 3:13). Part of the reasons Paul wrote to Philemon was to plead with him to his slave Onesimus with whom they […]
Christianity is a journey of faith. It is a journey that demands Christians to strongly hold on to their integrity and love for one another in the process of becoming like Jesus through loyalty to him. We put into practice what we have been commanded by King Jesus, and try to follow the example of […]
The birth of Jesus marked the implementation of God’s redemption plan for his people.
In a nation where Yahweh was the sovereign king leading people in the ways they were supposed to walk, Israel was not content. They needed more, at least that is what they thought. They wanted to be like the other nations that surrounded them, with a physical king to rule over them and lead them […]