- What light does this letter throw on Paul himself?
Is he putting into practice Col. 3:12-14?
Consider closely the appeal he makes and the arguments by which he reinforces it.
- What had happened to Onesimus (whose name means ‘useful’ or profitable’) to make him start living up to his name?
Has acceptance of the Christian faith made us useful:
(a) to the person who led us to Christ, and
(b) to those who are our employers, or in a comparable position?