In our text from the Gospel of Matthew this morning Jesus Appears as the Fisher of Men. Now if you check out our children’s message from this morning, you’ll see that not everyone knows about fishing – of any kind!
When Jesus appears at the River Jordan, John did not want to baptize him. The word is deter. Let’s take a closer look at this.
A savior for all nations? Yes, it’s true! The wise men were excited! The Bible expresses this. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. Look! The star! As stars shine brightest against a black sky, so we experience the greatest joy against the sorrow that may come in our lives.
How is the resurrection revealed? This is the season of Epiphany after all. For the past six weeks we’ve seen Jesus reveal his power through one miracle after another. This Sunday we see that he is revealed as God on the pages of Scripture. The Gospel of Luke shows that perfectly with the Beatitudes.