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
-The Body vs 4-22- “The Sandwich Approach”
-The Core vs 8-19
The Appeal is the Centerpiece
Potential vs. Actual Principle
-Charge to me…You owe me
-The Frame vs 1-3, 23-25
Paul’s description of aquaintence
How Paul wants Philemon to view Onessimus