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Coffee and Colossians 115 – Onesimus – the Useful/Faithful Slave/Brother

Onesimus is an extraordinary character. A slave who shows us how slavery was dealt with by Christianity….a useless slave who became a useful brother…

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  1. Thanks, as always, David. Onesimus may later have become bishop of Ephesus, if it’s the same (useful) person. God’s grace is wonderful.

  2. The various languages and transliteration involved in both OT and NT Scripture must surely render the word “slave” somewhat ambiguous .

    Perhaps “servant”, as in Matthew 25:23 better meets the case.

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