Chapter 15 – Philemon


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Name the author of the book of Philemon.
  • Identify to whom the book of Philemon was written.
  • State the purpose for the book of Philemon.
  • Write the Key Verse of the book of Philemon from memory.
  • State the Life and Ministry Principle for the book of Philemon.


TO WHOM: Philemon, a Christian who lived at Colosse
PURPOSE: To appeal for Onesimus, the runaway slave of Philemon who had become a believer. The book also serves as a practical example of Christian principles applied to social relationships. It also illustrates the principle of forgiveness, and the ministry of intercession.
KEY VERSE: Philemon 1:10
LIFE AND MINISTRY PRINCIPLE: Christian principles must be applied to social relationships.
MAIN CHARACTERS: Paul, Onesimus, Philemon. Minor characters mentioned are Apphia, Archippus, Epaphras, Marcus, Demas, Lucas, Aristarchus

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.