We join Pastor David Crespo in the book of Philemon, we read through to verse seven and then we do a character study on Philemon, a person of impact to those around him. We look at three things that Philemon possessed as a person of impact that we too can focus on in order to be a person of impact to those that are around us. Let’s listen in to learn more!
Philemon 1-7 New King James Version
1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother,
To Philemon our beloved friend and fellow laborer, 2 to [a]the beloved Apphia, Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house:
3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Philemon’s Love and Faith
4 I thank my God, making mention of you always in my prayers, 5 hearing of your love and faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints, 6 that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in [b]you in Christ Jesus. 7 For we [c]have great [d]joy and [e]consolation in your love, because the [f]hearts of the saints have been refreshed by you, brother.
a. Philemon 1:2 NU our sister Apphia
b. Philemon 1:6 NU, M us
c. Philemon 1:7 NU had
d. Philemon 1:7 M thanksgiving
e. Philemon 1:7 comfort
f. Philemon 1:7 Lit. inward parts, heart, liver, and lungs
New King James Version (NKJV)
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