August 17, 2019 | A Slave’s Journey Home: Finding Forgiveness in Philemon, Part 1

Finding Forgiveness in Philemon, Part 1

Have you ever asked to forgive or received forgiveness from someone? Forgiveness is not always easy. We’re diving into a three-part series on a very small but impactful book of the Bible, Philemon. We’ll learn how two people connected to Paul—one a slave, Onesimus and his owner, Philemon—were faced with forgiveness and reconciliation.

The book of Philemon is different than Paul’s other books of the Bible. Even though it is only 25 verses long, the story of this runaway slave and his owner is full of valuable theological lessons that are applicable to all believers in Jesus. Philemon is one of those books of the Bible that can be overlooked so whether you have read it many times or aren’t sure where it is in your New Testament, we hope you enjoy the series and learn as much as we have!

If you’d like to listen to Part 2 of this series, Listen Here

The Jewish Roots of Christianity DVD

The DVD entitled The Jewish Roots of Christianity takes you to Jerusalem for eye-opening insights into the link between Judaism and Christianity. Watch various interviews by Israeli Christians including the Friends of Israel’s own Pastor Meno Kalisher, the son of Holocaust survivor, Zvi Kalisher.


Apples of Gold: How Can I Believe in God?

As Israel suffered as a nation in the 1970s, many Israelis felt lost. They felt that God had abandoned them and was not worthy to believe in. Zvi was a beacon of hope to the Israeli community, sharing the good news of God’s plan for sustaining His people. His encounter with one man who felt that God was not present, showed the man the true nature of God the Father. Zvi diligently broke down the lies that Jewish people were fed about Jesus as he shared the truth that God reveals about Himself in His Word.

Zvi’s story is available in Elwood McQuaid’s book, “Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph over the Holocaust,” available in our online store.

More stories from Zvi are also available in his book, “The Best of Zvi,” available in our online store.


The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.

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