Bible Study

Colossians and Philemon

11 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon are two of the most overlooked letters in the Apostolic Scriptures (New Testament) by today’s Messianic community. Too frequently, our engagement level with Colossians is limited to words that Paul issues about Torah practices like Sabbath-keeping or kosher eating or about something being nailed to the cross. Because Christian friends and family often use partial quotes from Colossians to refute Messianic Believers who are Torah observant, we often try to avoid Paul’s letter. And like many of today’s evangelical Christians, Paul’s letter to Philemon is totally avoided, simply because we do not know what […]

Philemon

Epistle of Paul to Philemon

27 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 60-62 C.E. Time period: Paul’s first imprisonment in Rome, during an era of runaway slaves Author: the Apostle Paul Location of author: Rome (majority), Ephesus or Caesarea (minority) Target audience and location: Philemon, from Colossae or Lycus Valley Theological Summary: The author of the letter to Philemon is identified in the text as the Apostle Paul (vs. 1, 9, 19), and there are presently no serious challenges to genuine Pauline authorship of the letter among either conservative or liberal interpreters. The letter to Philemon is commonly […]

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Colossians and Philemon for the Practical Messianic

15 September, 2016 messianicapologetics 0

The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon are two of the most overlooked letters in the Apostolic Scriptures (New Testament) by today’s Messianic community. Too frequently, our engagement level with Colossians is limited to words that Paul issues about Torah practices like Sabbath-keeping or kosher eating or about something being nailed to the cross. Because Christian friends and family often use partial quotes from Colossians to refute Messianic Believers who are Torah observant, we often try to avoid Paul’s letter. And like many of today’s evangelical Christians, Paul’s letter to Philemon is totally avoided, simply because we do not […]