This site will feature Bible-based articles some days, silly posts and quotes at least twice a week and facts about Jack the Ripper-to begin with.

Philemon Class

We have started a class on Wednesday nights on Philemon.  This first class period, we did an overview of the book and this was the outline.

vs 1-3- salutation, I.D., greeting like an email

vs 4-7- Paul commenting on Philemon’s love of faith, intro.

vs 8-14-Purpose (Request)

vs 15-16- Vision of how the relationship could be, Onessimus has changed

vs 17-19- Paul and Philemon had a relationship in the past

vs 20-22- Paul’s confidence in Philemon’s response/ obedience

vs 23-24- Conclusion-names, greetings

Structural Arrangement

-The Body vs 4-22- “The Sandwich Approach”

1) Commendation

2) Appeal

3) Confidence

-The Core vs 8-19

The Appeal is the Centerpiece

Potential vs. Actual Principle

-Command…Appeal

-Keep…Send

-Charge to me…You owe me

-The Frame vs 1-3, 23-25

Opening/Closing

“Social Connections”

Paul’s description of aquaintence

How Paul wants Philemon to view Onessimus

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