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The Tone is Set

Philemon 1:1-2

The tone for Paul’s letter is set. It is one of equality and charity.


Paul calls Philemon a beloved fellow worker because of his cherished work for the gospel.


Timothy, a Brother

Philemon 1:1

The humble introduction continues in Paul’s letter to Philemon. He includes Timothy who is our brother.


Paul, a Prisoner

Philemon 1:1

Paul refers to himself as “a prisoner” rather than an apostle humbling himself to his beloved brother.


Every written message has a tone interwoven in the fibers of each word. Paul sets the tone.