Philemon - From Slavery to Freedom (Cover To Cover Bible Study Guide Series)
CWR presents another title in the highly regarded Cover to Cover study guide series. These books continue to provide a unique resource for group and individual study sessions lasting between one to two hours. Each book consists of seven stimulating...
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CWR presents another title in the highly regarded Cover to Cover study guide series. These books continue to provide a unique resource for group and individual study sessions lasting between one to two hours. Each book consists of seven stimulating sessions and includes opening ice-breakers, Bible references, discussion starters and suggestions for personal application. There is an introduction that sets the topic in context as well as helpful notes for group leaders. In this study guide Christopher Brearley shows us why the New Testament book of Philemon, one of the few Paul writes personally to an individual rather than to a church and on the face of it about what might be regarded as an insignificant domestic occurrence, nevertheless holds some valuable lessons for us today. In recounting the story of Onesimus' flight from his slave master Philemon, his conversion on meeting up with the imprisoned Paul, and Paul's decision to send Onesimus back to be reconciled with Philemon, we not only learn the biblical answer to slavery but also the scriptural position on tackling any form of social injustice. It is a message of love and reconciliation, available to any generation and through the studies Christopher draws out the way in which God can take ordinary people and transform them into something different.
Paul's letter to Philemon is one of few he wrote to an individual rather than to a whole church, and at first glance it might appear to be about an insignificant domestic issue. However, this guide will show you how to Paul's letter can teach us to tackle social injustice and to bring about reconciliation
Served as an elder at St John's Wood Road Baptist Church, London for almost 20 years before retiring in 2004. He has been preaching and teaching since 1976 and has travelled extensively both at home and abroad. He is now a member of York Evangelical Church and continues to be actively involved in an itinerant ministry and writing.