Epiphany mean “reveal”! The season of the church year that we call Epiphany has its bookends the Star of Bethlehem and the glory of God on the Mount of Transfiguration. We begin the season taking on the baby in the manger from Christmas. We leave the season seeing God in all his glory. The reason this “shot in the arm” is essential to our faith is because the forty-day journey to the cross that is the season of Lent is long and difficult. The annual recollection of Jesus’ Passion is painful to watch. Lest we forget that Jesus is God we see him once more in all his glory revealed.
When you are attacked verbally or physically what is your first reaction? God has not set us up to be physical or emotional punching bags, but how can we “turn the other cheek” and keep the peace? We’ll look at a Christians response to persecution this Sunday.
Thorns are maybe what pricked you a couple days ago when trying to prep your roses for your girl. Thorns in life hurt. One of the questions that people often as is why? What is God thinking? We’ll consider the thorn in the Apostle Paul’s life this Sunday.
Changing water to blood may not be as fun as making a few hundred gallons of wine at a wedding, but the miracle we know as the first plague of Egypt was a powerful miracle of judgment on Pharaoh and his unbelieving nation. What can and can we not say about this event as we apply it to our lives? How can we see this as a miracle of redemption for God’s Old Testament people? Watch and find out.
A thunderous voice, a dove descending on a man – these events drew plenty of attention to Jesus of Nazareth. This Sunday we’ll go deeper into our Epiphany Season and see Jesus revealed as the Son of God – the Christ. What does baptism mean for us? What did it mean for Jesus? We’ll answer these questions this Sunday.
The wise men travels for a couple years to find the Christ child. A thousand years before Christ the Queen of Sheba came looking for wisdom too. There are still people who search their whole lives for the Christ child. They look for fulfillment and peace in places that can offer none. This Epiphany come and see the Light for the nations.