Bible Study: Letters of St. Paul, Fr. Lacey Hall,St. Matthias Church
Deacon Rich will present a six-week Bible Study on St. Paul’s Letters to the Colossians and to the Ephesians beginning Monday, September 9th from 7 - 8:30 PM. According to theologian Fr. Raymond Brown, “Next to Jesus, Paul has been the most influential figure in the history of Christianity.”
Although Paul was not one of the twelve Apostles, he called himself “The Apostle to the Gentiles.” In his letters, St. Paul describes the implications of Jesus’ ministry and his teachings for particular communities of believers. Since Paul’s letters are a part of the New Testament and proclaimed at most Masses, no Christian has been unaffected by what he has written. Paul’s letters provide further context and insights into the developments within the early Church as described in the Acts of the Apostles.
What can we learn from Paul’s writing that will help each one of us to deepen our belief in a loving God and guide us more fully to live our Catholic Christian faith? All are welcome.
No prior experiences with Bible study is needed. Bibles are available in the parish hall, or you may bring your own Bible, notepad and pen. While any Catholic Bible will suffice, the preferred Bibles are the New Revised Standard Version and The New American Bible.
Please join us for any or all sessions. If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Rich (firstname.lastname@example.org).