This month will begin with an affirmation of the divine identity of Jesus - certified by his unique relationship to God the Father. According to Paul, being united to Christ means that our lives are now also shaped by our relationship to God through Christ. Few have ever explored how this spiritual mystery works itself out in our concrete experiences more deeply than Paul. In the second half of January, we will begin a multi-month tour through some of Paul’s key writings from First Corinthians, Second Corinthians, Romans and Philippians.
January 3rd, Epiphany Sunday, Luke 2:41-52; The boy Jesus in the temple
January 10th, Baptism of the Lord, Luke 3:15-17, 21-22; The baptism of Jesus
January 17th, I Corinthians 12:1-11, Spiritual Gifts
January 24th, I Corinthians 12:12-31, One Body, Many Members
January 31st, I Corinthians 13:1-13, The Way of Love