Teacher-Written Lesson

St. Paul’s Letters Activity- New Testament

  • Written by Theresa Simeo
  • 30 minutes

Lesson Overview

In St. Paul’s letters to different Church communities he included themes of correction, affirmation, encouragement, etc… In light of this, have each group write a “letter” to the Catholic community in your hometown (it can be to you  Parish specifically or to all Catholics in this area…) It can include an exhortation to pray for one another, talk about how you are praying for your community, highlight how the believers are doing a good job living out the faith, and encourage the believers to change areas of their lives so that they can be more Christ-like.

Reconvene afterwards and have each group share their letter

EXAMPLES from Scripture:


“We give thanks to God always for you all, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfast hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”- 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3



“Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.”

- 1 Corinthians 16:13-14



“I appeal to you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no disagreements among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brethren.”

- 1 Corinthians 1:10-11

Recommended For

Grade Level: High School, Middle School

Subject: English, Composition , Persuasive Writing, Religion, Sacred Scripture

Learner: Traditional Classroom, CCD/Parish-Based Education, Classical Education

Tagged as: st. paul,  scripture,  new testament,  epistles

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