- Paul “mentioned” Philemon in his prayers. This shows us that Paul did not necessarily pray very long, but he did pray often.
- Jesus warns us not to pray long prayers (Matt 6:7), but encourages us to pray always without getting tired (Luke 18:1-8).
- One of the foundations of the Christian faith is to “love your neighbour as yourself” (Matthew 22:34-40).
- Paul points out that Philemon has treated other Christians with love in the past and then uses this argument to persuade Philemon to show love to Onesimus because he too has now become a Christian.