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After Paul appealed to Philemon’s reputation, the heart of Philemon is assured and ready to forgive.


Reputation of Edifying

Philemon 1:6

Paul encourages Philemon to forgive by reminding him of his reputation of edifying the church.


Reputation of Labor

Philemon 1:6

Paul encourages Philemon to forgive by reminding him of his reputation of labor for Christ.


Reputation of Love

Philemon 1:5

Paul encourages Philemon to forgive by appealing to his reputation of love for the saints.


A Reputation of Faith

Philemon 1:5

Paul encourages Philemon to forgive by drawing attention to the faith that God gave him.


A Reputation of Good

Philemon 1:4

Paul encourages godly obedience by reminding Philemon of his reputation of good.


Celebrating Union

Hope Found in the Death of a Believer

This year my birthday was exceptionally special. My wife and I thought it would be neat to go out on a date without the children (a rarity in our family). So my mother came over and watched our young ones while Kathy and I ran to Wal-Mart for groceries (yes, this is how young parents […]