On Sundays 31-33 of Year C, we hear Second Readings taken from Paul's Second Letter to the Thessalonians. What do we know about the community in Thessalonica to whom Paul was writing?
Weds 3 - Sat 6 Jun: We hear from the Second Letter to Timothy, which has been described as Paul's last will and testament.
Brian Purfield explains why Paul thought it was necessary to write to the likeable but easily-influenced community of Christians in Colossae.
Saturday 6 June: St Paul was prone to using sporting metaphors, one of which we hear in 2 Timothy today. Where and why did Paul use athletic imagery in his letters?
Paul tells the Christians at Colossae that Christ is the 'the first-born of all creation' - why was this such an important message for Paul to teach, and how do we let this shape our faith?
St Paul's letter to the church of Philippi is best known for its passage on the 'emptying' of Christ, but it is also a source of pastoral advice and joyful encouragement.
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