"Perhaps he was separated from you for a while for this reason: that you might possess him forever, no longer as a slave but as more than a slave, a beloved brother, especially dear to me; and how much more to you, since now you will know him both as a man and in the Lord." —Philemon 15-16

The early church changed social structures through evangelization. Paul led Philemon, a slave owner, to the Lord. Later he led Onesimus, Philemon's runaway slave, to Jesus. That made Philemon and Onesimus brothers in Jesus. And how could anyone enslave his own brother? Evangelization abolished slavery.

Prayer: Father, may we abolish war, abortion, pornography, racism, starvation, and every other evil by converting people to You.
Promise: "I find great joy and comfort in your love, because through you the hearts of God's people have been refreshed." —7


When you finish reading this booklet, give it to someone else. Pray for that person to be motivated to read God's word and make a total commitment to the Lord. Use this book as a tool for evangelization. Right now pray to know the person with whom you are to share this book.


Nihil obstat: Reverend Robert L. Hagedorn, April 25, 1997
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, April 28, 1997

The Nihil obstat and Imprimatur are a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.

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