Philemon

13. PHILEMON
INTRODUCTION,1-5. i. Address, 1-2. ii. Greeting, 3.
1. COMMENDATION OF PHILEMON, 4-7.
i. Expression of Thanksgiving, 4-6. Paul’s Prayers for Philemon. ii. Exhibition of Thoughtfulness, 7. Joy and refreshment afforded.
2. INTERCESSION FOR ONESIMUS, 8-19.
i. The Approach, 8-9. Paul the aged – A prisoner who entreats not
enjoins. ii. The Appeal, 10-17.
a. Request and Reasons, 10-11. A child begotten – profitable to thee and to me.
b. Return of Onesimus – the Runaway Slave, 12-14.
c. Reason and Request, 15-17. A brother beloved – beloved to
me and to thee. iii. The Assurance, 18-19, Paul a partner, 17, – a creditor who promises to pay!
3. SOLICITATION OF PAUL, 20-22.
i. Exhibition of Longing, 20. Joy and refreshment asked for. ii. Expression of Confidence, 21. iii. Expectation of Release, 22. Philemon’s Prayers for Paul.
CONCLUSION, 23-25. i. Salutation, 23-24. ii. Benediction, 25.
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