Philemon

Philemon was a wealthy Christian and a leader in the church in Colosse. He had a slave named Onesimus who had ran away. Paul writes to Philemon, urging him to release Onesimus from slavery.

CHAPTERS: 01

RESOURCES: Summary, Outline, Memorize


SUMMARY

AUTHOR. Three times in the epistle the author refers to himself as Paul.

RECIPIENTS. Philemon. He was a wealthy Christian and a leader in the church in Colosse.

PLACE AND DATE. Paul was a prisoner when he wrote this Letter. It was during his first imprisonment in Rome, which was in 61 to 62 AD. It is referred to as one of the “prison epistles.”

PURPOSE. Philemon had a slave named Onesimus who had ran away. Paul writes to Philemon, urging him to release Onesimus from slavery.

 


OUTLINE

Philemon 1:1-7. Greeting

Philemon 1:8-21. Paul asks Philemon to set Onesimus free

Philemon 1:22-25. Conclusion


MEMORIZE

Philemon 1:6. As you share the faith you have in common with others, I pray that you may come to have a complete knowledge of every blessing we have in Christ. (GOD’S WORD Translation)

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PHILEMON

CHAPTERS: 01

RESOURCES: Summary, Outline, Memorize

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