Past Message Series

Summer Bible Study: Letters from Paul

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Sermon Schedule and Resources

6/12: Letters from Paul: Saul of Tarsus (Acts 21:37-22:21)
Video: Summer Reading Challenge: Acts – Rich Sylvester and Tia Martin
6/19: 1 Corinthians (1 Corinthians 1:1-25)
Video: Summer Reading Challenge: 1 Corinthians – Rich Sylvester and Lorraine Perkins
6/26: 2 Corinthians (2 Corinthians 1:1-22)
Video: Summer Reading Challenge: 2 Corinthians – Travis Simone and Brady Wilhide
7/3: Galatians (Galatians 1:1-12)
Video: Summer Reading Challenge: Galatians – Rich Sylvester and Hunter Ruch
7/10: Ephesians (Ephesians 1:1-23)
Video: Summer Reading Challenge: Ephesians – Travis Simone and Bob Nilson
7/17: Philippians (Philippians 1:1-30)
Video: Summer Reading Challenge: Philippians – Travis Simone and Nina Simone
7/24: Colossians (Colossians 1:1-29)
Video: Summer Reading Challenge: Colossians – Hawley Smith and Peyton Tremps
7/31 (Chapel Family Sunday: Grow): Jesus Gives Us Hope (Psalm 71:1-6)
8/7: 1 Thessalonians (1 Thessalonians 1:1-2:8 )
Video: Summer Reading Challenge: 1 Thessalonians – Hunter Ruch and Pamela Janaro
8/14: 2 Thessalonians (2 Thessalonians 1:1-12)
Video: Summer Reading Challenge: 2 Thessalonians – Travis Simone and Luke Kincaid
8/21: 1 Timothy (1 Timothy 1:1-17)
Video: Summer Reading Challenge: 1 Timothy – Rich Sylvester and Laurel Henshaw
8/28: 2 Timothy (2 Timothy 1:1-14)
Video: Summer Reading Challenge: 2 Timothy – Hunter Ruch and Clarke Morledg
9/4: Titus (Titus 1:1-9)
Video: Summer Reading Challenge: Titus – Travis Simone and Rich Sylvester

About this Message Series

In the middle of the first century there was a man named Saul who lived out a radically transformed life. He was the chief persecutor of the church who became the chief architect for the proliferation of the church. He sought righteousness through his own good works, yet began to teach that righteousness comes through faith alone. He moved from abhorring Gentiles to advocating for their place among God’s people. He pursued status and power but came to embrace weakness, persecution, hunger, thirst, homelessness, and imprisonment. 

What happened that this man would experience such changes? He encountered the resurrected Jesus. We learn about this encounter and gain access to his transformation in the book of Acts. The transformation he underwent was so thorough and complete that he even began to go by the name Paul. He went on to write 13 letters that appear in the New Testament. It is in these 13 letters that we hear Paul’s call for all people to place their faith in Jesus Christ and experience ultimate transformation, the transition from death to life.

This summer we are studying 11 of Paul’s 13 letters. Our goal is that everyone who calls the Chapel their church home would gain a working understanding of these letters so that we might know Jesus Christ more fully and begin or continue to see His transformative power at work in our lives, community, church, and world.

Please consider participating in our Summer Reading Challenge to deepen your engagement with God’s Word. You may download a reading plan or sign up for alerts at the top of this page!

Note: If you are interested in deepening your understanding of Paul’s letter to the Romans, you may listen to our series, The Gospel from the fall of 2015 and/or The Gospel in Life from the spring of 2016. If you are interested in deepening your understanding of Paul’s letter to Philemon, you may listen to a sermon covering that letter in our series, The Gospel in Relationships from the winter of 2016.

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