Tradition Must Be Received, Kept, and Passed Along (Sun. Sept. 12)

The word of the day is “delivered.”  Where did Paul get the teachings that he so ardently preached?  Paul demonstrated what could distinguish between the Word of God and his own opinion.  For example, in Corinthians he commands, “Not I, but the Lord” (1 Corinthians 7:10).  And soon after he offers his opinion saying, “But to the rest I, not the Lord, say” (1 Corinthians 7: 11).  However, in our reading of 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Paul refers to doctrines that have the highest divine authority, He declares “…I delivered to you…that which I also received…” (vs. 3). Twice in his letters to the congregation, he emphasizes that what he shared with the church came from Holy Tradition. The first time…