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Paul has been called a ‘colossus’, and so he was – the greatest figure of Christianity next to its founder, Christ Jesus. 2022 will be a year of diving into Paul’s letters. Even if you have studied them, this will be a unique opportunity to look at the full body of his work, to see how the themes spill over into each of his seven authenticated letters, and what makes his letters distinct (as opposed to the many others attributed to him).
We will look at the great themes Paul addressed in each letter, where he traveled, the challenges he encountered, the profound difference in each of his audiences and thus these letters, the importance of how he described himself in each letter, and his profound theological influence on Christianity through the centuries. Included in this series is a combination of photographs taken on these sites, plus some of the greatest works of art that illustrate the Biblical scenes.
"It can take a lifetime to study Paul deeply and thoroughly; and every single time I approach these 7 authenticated letters anew, I am in awe of how much more there is to learn. I hope you will join me on this journey where the primary focus is on the letters: the text, the relevance, the meaning, etc., but we're also going to focus on the geography where they took place - including the locations, the people, the cultures, etc.. While you may have studied Paul in the past, even those that may have studied him with me, a majority of this material will be new to you."
- Madelon Maupin
All members can join the live online sessions as detailed below and they also have access to the replays and course materials of the prior sessions available to view at any time thereafter.
All LIVE sessions are presented on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and start at 4pm Pacific time, USA.
Recordings are available 24x7 the following day, and captioned.
This is the first letter of Christianity, penned by the Apostle Paul to new converts who need encouragement as they face opposition to the Gospel message. Here is a letter of pastoral reassurance and moral instruction relevant to every Christian and Christian church today. (Location: Thessalonica, Greece). Preparation: Read all five chapters.
Here is Paul’s letters addressed to unlikely converts known as the most fierce fighting people. Yet the Galatians embraced the Gospel message Paul preached. This letter reminds us to hold onto spiritual breakthroughs, fighting through legalism and establishes the clear authority of the Scriptures. (Location: Galatia, Turkey). Preparation: Read all six chapters.
While most would complain about imprisonment, Paul writes his most joyful letter from his incarcerated state to the young church in Philippi. These four chapters are packed with insight about discipleship, supporting spiritual pioneers, suffering and encouragement, but above all, the power of Christ. (Location: Philippi, Greece). Preparation: Read all four chapters.
Paul writes an incredibly contemporary letter to a community like so many today – with wealthy and poor but not much middle class – on the dangers of secularism. The new church, largely made of Gentiles, is struggling through moral and legal issues that Paul addresses as we learn of his growing friendship with Priscilla and Aquilla. (Location: Corinth, Greece). Preparation: Read Chap. 1-8.
I CORINTHIANS (more)
Paul continues to address the span of spiritual maturity in the Corinthian congregation, reminding them of how their actions affect their brothers and sisters in the faith. Here is his great treatise on love, and we learn why it is here. Its timely message speaks to faith communities across the centuries struggling with sensuality, divisions, and arrogance. (Location: Greece). Preparation: Read Chap. 9-16.
In this 8th book of the New Testament, Paul faces more dangerous problems of those heretics who would put the new converts in a Jewish straightjacket, ignoring the issue of God’s grace for all. (Location: Macedonia as well as Corinth). Preparation: Read Chap. 1-6.
II CORINTHIANS (more)
Paul continues to work with the Corinth Gentiles in the new church where he has had to establish his authority, defend his teachings, and remind them of his God-appointed commission from the Damascus Road. We watch Paul himself transform from the challenge of working with such a tough crowd to loving them unconditionally. (Location: Corinth, Greece). Preparation: Read Chap. 7-13.
As the only letter Paul wrote to an individual, this is an important document about the transformation Christianity would make on one of the Roman Empire’s most stubborn institutions: slavery. Filled with pathos, friendship and even humor, this is a magnificent insight into how Paul pastored even runaway slaves. (Location: Ephesus region of Western Asia Minor/Turkey). Read the single chapter.
SEPTEMBER: ROMANS, 1
This final letter of Paul’s has been compared to Beethoven’s final masterpiece, The Ninth Symphony. It is the pinnacle of his insights into Christ and his growing understanding of the Gospel. The first four chapters address the theological issue of “justification by faith," one of the main texts that caused the Protestant Reformation with Martin Luther. (Location: Rome, Italy.) Read Chap. 1-4.
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OCTOBER: ROMANS, 2
Romans 2 progresses to new topics and covers chapters 5-8 and when Paul writes of the deliverance through Christ from the destructive powers of sin, death and the law. The Apostle explains that our victory comes through Christ and not the law. (Location: Rome, Italy). Read Chap. 5-8.
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NOVEMBER: ROMANS, 3
Romans 3 continues to expand on topics and covers chapters 9-12 which includes God’s promises to Israel and Israel’s role as God’s chosen people. It also addresses the hardening of heart and Israel’s disbelief. Paul writes of Christian behavior and the selfless actions needed towards others, again a timeless issue needed by faith communities today. (Location: Rome, Italy). Read Chap. 9-12.
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DECEMBER: ROMANS, 4
And finally, Romans 4 concludes the examination of Paul's writing to the Romans. We close this powerful year of studying Paul's Letters and Journeys with chapters 13-16. They are filled with Paul’s counsel for the church in the world, as well as the need to love more and be in selfless service to others. He abundantly illustrated these qualities as he pastored and nurtured these new congregations throughout the Roman world, and us by extension. (Location: Rome, Italy). Read Chap. 13-16.
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Each month, Madelon will provide a LIVE virtual Bible Study tied to a specific topic and location. Members receive questions and texts in advance so they can prepare. The presentation includes a PowerPoint and handout as well as a replay link. All of the series' replays are available for members to view at any time.
To encourage you to continue your Biblical learning, members will receive a $10 credit/coupon EACH MONTH to apply to any product on the BibleRoads website during that month. Madelon will make a recommendation tied to the upcoming month's subject, but members are free to choose from any of the talks, workbooks, and courses in the BibleRoads.com website.
Members will be able to interact with other members through the private Biblical Community group. Your insights can be shared, questions asked, and new and old connections made. Only BibleRoads members will be able to view comments and posts. This is also a great place to learn about announcements from Madelon about upcoming special events.
You may cancel at any time or put your membership on pause to rejoin at the same rate.
Madelon Maupin, MTS
...grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and has lived in California since the 1980's. She is a graduate of Principia College where Madelon majored in Biblical Studies. After serving as National Advertising Manager for The Christian Science Monitor, she spent several decades in the business world, starting three business newspapers, managing a national career transition firm and finally having her own leadership consulting firm for 20 years in Los Angeles. In 2004 Madelon returned to graduate school while working, to obtain a Masters in Theological Studies with a focus on the Bible, from San Francisco Theological Seminary, graduating in 2008. She loves sharing the Bible and has been an active speaker throughout the US and Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Europe for many years, speaking to churches and non-profit groups. In 2012 Madelon left the business world to launch BibleRoads, a biblical education company that provides non-denominational talks, workbooks and online courses for spiritual thinkers.
She has traveled extensively in the Middle East and the Holy Land lecturing as a Biblical and Cultural Specialist for Princess Cruises, as well as leading her own tours to the Biblical lands.
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