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.
- Who was Paul a prisoner of? Philemon 1:1
- Who was Philemon to Paul? Philemon 1:1
- Who else was this letter to? Philemon 1:2
- What was in the house of Archippus? Philemon 1:2
- 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.
- What had Paul heard that he thanked God for? Philemon 1:4-6
- What did Paul have because of their love? Philemon 1:7
- 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.
- What could Paul have been bold to do? Philemon 1:8
- Why did he appeal to Philemon instead of commanding him? Philemon 1:9
- Who did Paul appeal to Philemon for? Philemon 1:10
- When had Onesimus been begotten (born again)? Philemon 1:10
- What had Onesimus been for Philemon at one time? Philemon 1:11
- 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.
- What was Paul going to do with Onesimus? Philemon 1:12
- How was Paul asking Philemon to receive him? Philemon 1:12
- What did Paul wish to do with Onesimus? Philemon 1:13
- Why did he want Onesimus to be with him? Philemon 1:13
- Why did Paul want Philemon's' consent? Philemon 1:14
- 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.
- Although he had departed for a while, how long might Philemon receive Onesimus back for? Philemon 1:15
- Instead of receiving him being a slave, how might he be received back? Philemon 1:16
- 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.
- How did Paul appeal to Philemon? Philemon 1:17
- If Onesimus had wronged Philemon or owed him anything, what was Paul willing to do? Philemon 1:18-19
- What did Paul remind Philemon that he owed Paul? Philemon 1:18-19
- 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.
- What confidence did Paul have that Philemon would do? Philemon 1:21
- What else did Paul ask him to do? Philemon 1:22