Today we continue in our preaching series ‘Seasons of Grace’. During this series we are examining the life and ministry of the Apostle Paul as we travel through the lectionary readings in the Book of Romans. Each week we unpack Paul’s teaching to the fledgling ekklesia in Rome – to see what it might teach us about being followers of Christ in our world. And each week we engage with the imagined story of Paul’s life by piecing together what we know from the witness of scripture..
Today our lectionary readings continue through Romans chapter 13 – where Paul asks the church to ‘wake up!’ – for salvation is near to us all!! And in our narrative exploration of Paul’s life we will look the the persecution he suffered for the sake of the gospel– even unto martyrdom..