Philemon is the shortest of Paul’s letters. It shows us how the gospel breaks down barriers, transforms relationships, and unites believers.

Greeting and Thanksgiving (1-7)

S: How does the gospel affect us?
C: It changes us and prepares us for service.
BI: The gospel changes us and prepares us for service.

Appeal (8-22)


S: How should we respond to wrongs done against us?
C: Out of love, not obligation.
BI: The gospel prepares us to respond out of love, not obligation.


S: How should we relate to others?
C: We should receive them, release debts, and share in fellowship.
BI: Receive others as Jesus received you.

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