. . . and the story of Onesimus.
As recorded in Acts 19, Paul spent about two years in Asia Minor, ministering to the people in Ephesus and the surrounding cities. Many came to saving faith, including a wealthy slaveowner from Colossae named Philemon. They became very close, as Paul called him a beloved brother, and a fellow worker in the Lord—on par with Paul’s traveling companions.
To read about what happened in Acts 19, Silversmith Riot
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My passion for the Bible began when I eight or nine years old, somewhere in there, when on occasion my dad would take me to synagogue, where he sang. I remember watching the men in synagogue pray the words of scripture, murmuring and weeping, lovingly touching and kissing the Torah, and I wished I could read what they were reading.
Imagine, then, my wonder when I was given a Bible of my own!
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[Papyrus 87 (Gregory-Aland), recto. The earliest known fragment of the Epistle to Philemon, believed to date to the late 2nd or early 3rd century | By User:Christian bitencourt, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=333073%5D