PHILEMON OUTLINE

A. Ralph Johnson

 

THEME:† Paul writes to Philemon about his returning Onesimus, a runaway slave who has become a Christian.

Written about 62 AD from prison in Rome (after acts 28) along with Ephesians and Colossians.

CHAPTER &

KEY WORD

OUTLINE

1ch(3) Map

1: Slave

INTRODUCTION:† (1-7)

Greeting from Paul and Timothy (1a)

To Philemon, Apphia and Archippus (1b-2)

Blessing (3)

Thanksgiving (4-7)

 

 

PLEA FOR KIND TREATMENT OF ONESIMUS (8-10)

1.     Appeal from love rather than command (8-9)

2.     Appeal of his being like Paulís own son (10)

3.     He is profitable (11)

4.     He is beloved (12)

5.     He is needed (13-14)

6.     Appeal to the providence of God in his return (15-16)

7.     Appeal to Paulís personal relationship with Philemon (17)

8.     Paul pledges to pay for anything owed (18-19)

9.     Plea to make Paulís joy complete (20)

10.  Confidence in Philemonís obedience (21 )

 

 

CLOSING REMARKS:† (22-25)