Tracing God’s Kingdom Program and Covenants. Part 12: New Covenant

New Covenant Then Jesus fulfills the New Covenant on the cross. The New Covenant is defined as "a covenant between God and his people that is anticipated in the Old Testament (Jer 31:31) and fulfilled in the New Testament (Luke 22:20; 1 Cor 11:25; Heb 9:15; 12:24). The new covenant involves forgiveness of sin, spiritual transformation,... Continue Reading →

Epistolary Outline of Philemon

You'll notice there are different genres of writing throughout the Bible. Philemon is considered an epistle, or letter. Most of the epistles have a similar structure or outline. Here, I have laid out the outline of Philemon to see clearly each part. Epistolary Outline of Philemon

How does an understanding of Roman Slavery in the first century help one understand what Paul is saying in the book of Philemon?

Yesterday I posted the Historical Background of  Philemon, but you may have noticed there was something missing. Clearly, the issue of slavery is central to the book of Philemon and I included very little information about that institution in the Roman Empire at the time of Paul. I did this intentionally, to single out this issue... Continue Reading →

Historical Background of Philemon

The need for researching and the benefits of understanding the historical background helps inform a proper interpretation of the text of Scripture. Here I have researched the historical background of Philemon that sets the stage for other studies of Philemon I'm going to post later on.   About the Author: Paul Family Heritage: His parents... Continue Reading →

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