Series: Epiphany 2023

1-29-23 Transfiguration

January 29, 2023
Jesus had begun to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again on the third day. He had said this in response to Peter’s confession that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. The disciples had come to know who Jesus was – not just a man, but God in human flesh…

1-22-23 Epiphany 3

January 22, 2023
Jesus presents us with two men of faith today. The one he praises and marvels at and the other he sends to the temple. He’s not condemning the one and praising the other. But it’s very obvious that He stresses the beauty of the one’s faith, “Amen, with no one in Israel have I seen such faith!” That includes the leper who was just healed. That man had faith in Jesus. He came to Him,…

1-15-23 Epiphany 2

January 15, 2023
Jesus performs his first great miracle at a wedding. He does it on purpose, obviously, to tell us that He is our Creator and that He’s come to claim us as His Bride. Our translation says it’s the first of his signs, which is true enough, but the Greek says it’s the beginning of his signs. And this word didn’t fall from the Holy Spirit unawares. It’s the first word in the Bible – bereshith,…

1-8-23 The Baptism of Our Lord

January 8, 2023
As with everything Jesus does, His Baptism is not for Him but for us. Obviously Jesus doesn’t need Baptism. That’s why John says, I need to be baptized by you and do you come to me? Baptism is for the forgiveness of sins – John preached that, Jesus preached that, the apostles preached that: repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of your sins, this is basic to what baptism is: I acknowledge one baptism…
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