Philemon’s Dilemma


  1. Greeting:  Paul intends this as a teachable moment
  1. Prayer:  May Philemon’s faith and love be multiplied. 
  1. Plea:  Paul would not command Philemon to be gracious. 
  1. God has made the useless person useful. 
  • Onesimus does not cease being a slave when he becomes a brother.
  • Paul committed to paying the debt Onesimus owed. 
  1. Farewell Blessing:  Gradually, things will change. 

Unexpected acts of grace can plant seeds of transformational change in churches, in business places, in families, in countries, in the world.