Lesson 11: Philemon
All Scripture passages here are from the NET Bible; used by permission.
Philemon v. 1
From Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon, our dear friend and co-laborer…
Philemon vv. 1-3
From Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon, our dear friend and co-laborer, 1:2 to Apphia our sister, to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church that meets in your house. 1:3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!
And tell Archippus, “See to it that you complete the ministry you received in the Lord.”
Philemon vv. 4-5 & 10
I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, 1:5 because I hear of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints… 1:10 I am appealing to you concerning my child, whose spiritual father I have become during my imprisonment, that is, Onesimus…
Philemon vv. 6-7
I pray that the faith you share with us may deepen your understanding of every blessing that belongs to you in Christ. 1:7 I have had great joy and encouragement because of your love, for the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.
Philemon v. 9
I would rather appeal to you on the basis of love—I, Paul, an old man and even now a prisoner for the sake of Christ Jesus…
Philemon v. 21
Since I was confident that you would obey, I wrote to you, because I knew that you would do even more than what I am asking you to do.
Philemon v. 22
At the same time also, prepare a place for me to stay, for I hope that through your prayers I will be given back to you.