Paul’s use of koinonia in Philemon is a way of describing mutual identification. To be in koinonia with one another is to be mutually identified with that person. It means sharing in sorrow and joy; fellowshipping in biblical truth. For Paul, if Philemon understands the full consequences of this fellowship, (this sharing) then he will receive Onesimus with joy.

About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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