Some sample questions from this category:
* In his salutation, Paul mentions where he is writing from. It's an ironic place indeed, considering his past as a persecutor of Christians. Where is Paul penning this letter?
* In addition to Philemon, Paul extends his greetings to several others, including "the church in your house" and which two early martyrs?
* Paul is writing to Philemon in order to instruct him to do something. "Though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do your duty," he says, "yet I would rather appeal to you on the basis of ____." On what does Paul want to base his request?
* Paul's instructions center on a man named Onesimus, known to Philemon and considered as "a son" by Paul. While explaining the situation, Paul makes a pun on the man's name. What does "Onesimus" mean?
* "I wanted to keep him with me, so that he might be of service to me in your place," Paul writes of Onesimus in verse 13. Why does Paul decide not to keep Onesimus with him, instead sending him back to Philemon?