February 1 – Philemon 1

In January, we read through Paul’s letter to the Colossians, and this month we are reading Paul’s letter addressed to a specific believer in the Colossian church — Philemon– written at about the same time. Paul’s intent with this letter was to restore a broken relationship through the transforming power of the love of Christ. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. Whether it’s your first time reading the Bible or you’ve been doing daily devotions for decades, God will use this One Thing to speak to you. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!

Philemon 1

Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother,
To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker—


Love | DOT Group @ A2


Philemon 1


Relationships are important. Paul still can work from prison and encourage as the others with him encourage him. Paul refers to himself as a prisoner of Jesus rather than a prisoner of Rome. God gives strength to those He has called. Being bound by Jesus gave him strength and freedom.


We desire to have that level of faith like Paul did. What am I a prisoner of that is keeping me from finding freedom as a prisoner of Christ Jesus? In the midst of trials and life, Jesus gives me the strength to keep going and to encourage others.


Lord, may we break free from the chains that bind us to anything other than You. May we seek You and none other for strength and freedom.

The Discover One Thing main website follows a reading plan that goes through the entire Bible in one year. Click HERE to check out today’s Discover One Thing post.


Posted on February 1, 2019, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. All we had today was one verse. About a dozen words from which to glean a message from God. And you know what? The message I got doing it on my own is different than what you got as a group!
    My focus was on Paul’s boldness to continue doing in prison exactly what he was in prison for!
    It’s so fun to see how God uses His word differently for each of us!


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