Philemon

Arthur G. Clarke

Part 13 of 15 of the series The Epistles Analysed

13. PHILEMON
INTRODUCTION,   1-5. i. Address, 1-2. ii. Greeting, 3.
1. COMMENDATION  OF  PHILEMON, 4-7.
i. Expression of Thanksgiving, 4-6. Paul's Prayers for Philemon. ii. Exhibition of Thoughtfulness, 7. Joy and refreshment afforded.
2.  INTERCESSION  FOR  ONESIMUS,  8-19.
i. The Approach, 8-9. Paul the aged - A prisoner who entreats not
enjoins. ii.  The Appeal, 10-17.
a. Request and Reasons, 10-11. A child begotten - profitable to thee and to me.
b. Return of Onesimus - the Runaway Slave, 12-14.
c. Reason and Request, 15-17. A brother beloved - beloved to
me and to thee. iii. The Assurance, 18-19, Paul a partner, 17, - a creditor who promises to pay!
3. SOLICITATION OF PAUL, 20-22.
i. Exhibition of Longing, 20. Joy and refreshment asked for. ii. Expression of Confidence, 21. iii. Expectation of Release, 22. Philemon's Prayers for Paul.
CONCLUSION, 23-25. i.  Salutation, 23-24. ii. Benediction, 25.