The Apostle Paul was not one of the twelve disciples. Infact, Paul never met Jesus, and yet, two thirds of the New Testament is writtenby the Apostle Paul! His letters,written to churches throughout the ancient near east, encouraging, challenging,mending, and reminding churches of their true identity in Christ. The first Churches faced many of the same issues we face today:
How do we belong to one anotheracross social divides?
How do we priorities the needs of the community over ourown personal needs?
How do we care for the least of these?