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Kids Lesson: Brothers in Christ (Philemon)


Brothers In Christ (Philemon)

Paul asked Philemon to show kindness to Onesimus and treat him like a brother in Jesus. He wanted to make peace between his friends. In this way, Paul acted like Jesus. Jesus came into the world to make peace between God and people. He died on the cross for our sin so we can be part of God’s family forever.


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Key Passage

I am sure of this, that he who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. - Philippians 1:6

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Bible Story Summary

  • Onesimus had run away from Philemon.

  • Onesimus believed the good news about Jesus that Paul told him.

  • Paul wanted to make peace between his friends.

  • Paul asked Philemon to treat Onesimus as a brother in Jesus.

Discussion Starters

  • Why did Paul write a letter to Philemon?

  • What did Paul ask Philemon to do for Onesimus?

  • Who did Jesus come to earth to make peace between?

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