Acts 28

What do you know about the book of Philemon?

What kind of an Epistle is it?

What is unique about this Epistle?  

Acts 28:23, 24, 30, 31 is where Paul was when he was writing   

Notice a couple of truths in the opening few verses (vv. 1-3)

The writers

The recipients

Philemon – affectionate, one who kisses The Church ?  

What is the Church? (Acts 2:47; 11:22; 14:27; 1 Cor 11:18)     

If you are familiar with this book, why is Paul ultimately writing this book?  

While Paul has a message to deliver, he has something that he cannot overlook

This is a point we can’t overlook.  Often we have something we want to say and just “can’t wait” for the right time    

Characteristics that should be found in the Church (vv. 7-7)  

Let’s look at what Paul notices about these believers

What kind of a member of the body are you?

What is your testimony (that others would say)?