This study guide, part of a set from noted Bible scholar John MacArthur, takes readers on a journey through biblical texts to discover what lies beneath the surface, focusing on meaning and context, and then reflecting on the explored passage or concept. With probing questions that guide the reader toward application, The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series is an invaluable tool for Bible students of all ages.
The epistle to Philemon was written by Paul to encourage Philemon to accept back his slave Onesimus, who had earlier escaped. Onesimus had become a believer and a very dear encouragement to Paul while he was imprisoned in Rome. Paul requests that Philemon receive and pardon Onesimus, on the principle that though master and slave, they are also Christian brothers in the Lord. Join MacArthur in this commentary as he examines the beautiful principles found in this epistle.
John MacArthur, Jr. pastors Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, and serves as President of the Master's College and Seminary in Santa Clarita. A well-known Bible expositor and conference speaker, he has written over 75 books. He is also the Bible teacher on Grace to You, an international radio broadcast. The slogan of Grace to You captures the essence of MacArthur's expositional approach to ministering the Scriptures: "Unleashing God's Truth One Verse at a Time."
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