The Greatest Story Ever Told Session #19a: Romans, 1 Corinthians
We begin reflecting on the letters of the New Testament with St. Paul's letter to the Romans and his first letter to the Corinthians. In Romans, Paul provides his deepest theological treatise. He reflects passionately about justification by faith apart from the Law (but not alone!), a Christian's moral code and the impact of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross. In 1st Corinthians Paul continues his focus on the crucified Christ and applies this truth to a particular church in Corinth. He specifically addresses some sins of the Corinthians, most severely against disunity. Topics such as the Eucharist, the Church as a body of Christ, organized worship and the resurrection are also covered.