New Testament Lesson: Philippians 3:3-9 (The Apostle Paul’s single desire is to have Christ)
Gospel Lesson: John 17:20-26 (Jesus prays for all believers)
The Apostle Paul: the Man, the Mission, and the Message – Saul of Tarsus or Paul the Apostle is the man most responsible for defining and spreading the Christian message in the first century. Nearly half the books in the New Testament are the Epistles or letters written by the Apostle to the churches he formed. Who was this man? What was the extent of his mission? What was the message he proclaimed? What is the primary truth we learn from him?