Paul's Letter to Philemon
Receive him as a brother. This was Paul's request of Philemon. Onesimus, a runaway slave, had been converted by Paul. Paul was sending Onesimus back to his master, Philemon, and asking him very tactfully, kindly, and diplomatically to receive his runaway slave back as a brother. Paul's example of love in dealing with both Onesimus and Philemon stands the test of time for you and me. We should deal with one another in the same way. We invite you to listen to a short study of Philemon on our sermons page.