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13 Nov: Freedom as Slaves

In the book of Philemon, we’re introduced to Onesimus, a slave that ran away from Philemon, a wealthy Christian. Having ran away with money, he meets the apostle Paul and becomes a follower of Christ. The letter urges Philemon to accept Onesimus back as a brother and Paul promises to pay whatever debt is owed. If you stop and read this story through the eyes of Onesimus, you start to realize just how crazy Paul must have sounded.