Philemon Chapter 1:1-3

Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved fellow worker, and Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house.

  1. Who was Paul a prisoner of? Philemon 1:1
  2. Who was Philemon to Paul? Philemon 1:1
  3. Who else was this letter to? Philemon 1:2
  4. What was in the house of Archippus? Philemon 1:2
  5. How does Paul greet them? Philemon 1:3

Philemon Chapter 1:4-7

For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.

  1. What had Paul heard that he thanked God for? Philemon 1:4-6
  2. What did Paul have because of their love? Philemon 1:7
  3. What had Philemon done for the hearts of the saints? Philemon 1:7

Philemon Chapter 1:8-11

I appeal to you for my child, Onesimus, whose father I became in my imprisonment.

  1. What could Paul have been bold to do? Philemon 1:8
  2. Why did he appeal to Philemon instead of commanding him? Philemon 1:9
  3. Who did Paul appeal to Philemon for? Philemon 1:10
  4. When had Onesimus been begotten (born again)? Philemon 1:10
  5. What had Onesimus been for Philemon at one time? Philemon 1:11
  6. What had he become to Paul? Philemon 1:11

Philemon Chapter 1:12-14

I am sending him back to you, sending my very heart. I would have been glad to keep him with me, in order that he might serve me on your behalf during my imprisonment for the gospel.

  1. What was Paul going to do with Onesimus? Philemon 1:12
  2. How was Paul asking Philemon to receive him? Philemon 1:12
  3. What did Paul wish to do with Onesimus? Philemon 1:13
  4. Why did he want Onesimus to be with him? Philemon 1:13
  5. Why did Paul want Philemon's' consent? Philemon 1:14
  6. How did he want Philemon to do this good deed? Philemon 1:14

Philemon Chapter 1:15-16

For this perhaps is why he was parted from you for a while, that you might have him back forever, no longer as a bondservant but more than a bondservant, as a beloved brother.

  1. Although he had departed for a while, how long might Philemon receive Onesimus back for? Philemon 1:15
  2. Instead of receiving him being a slave, how might he be received back? Philemon 1:16
  3. Who would benefit by this? Philemon 1:16

Philemon Chapter 1:17-20

So if you consider me your partner, receive him as you would receive me.

  1. How did Paul appeal to Philemon? Philemon 1:17
  2. If Onesimus had wronged Philemon or owed him anything, what was Paul willing to do? Philemon 1:18-19
  3. What did Paul remind Philemon that he owed Paul? Philemon 1:18-19
  4. What did Paul ask Philemon to let him have? Philemon 1:20

Philemon Chapter 1:21-22

Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I say.

  1. What confidence did Paul have that Philemon would do? Philemon 1:21
  2. What else did Paul ask him to do? Philemon 1:22

Philemon Chapter 1:23-25

Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends greetings to you, and so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow workers.

  1. Who sent their greetings? Philemon 1:23-24
  2. How did Paul close this letter? Philemon 1:25