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Outline of Colossians
Introduction to Philemon
Outline of Philemon
Acts affirms ancient angels apostle Archippus argues authority become believers Bible biblical body brother C. S. Lewis Caird Christ’s death Christians Christology church circumcision circumcision of Christ Colossae Colosse Colossians and Philemon commands Commentary context creation cross culture divine Dunn Epaphras Ephesians Epistle to Philemon ethical evil ExpTim faith flesh forgiveness Gentiles God’s purposes gospel Greek heart holy hope human interpretation Jesus Christ Jewish Jews Judaism Laodicea letter to Philemon lives Lord manumission master means moral mystery mystery religions NRSV obedience one’s Onesimus Onesimus’s opponents Paul Paul’s Letters person Phil philosophy phrase pray prayer reconcile redemption refers relationship religion religious resurrection Roman runaway slave saints salvation Scythian sins slave slavery spiritual suffering teaching Testament thanksgiving theological Thess things translation truth Tychicus understanding verb verse wisdom word worship