The Light of God’s Promise

The First Sunday after the Epiphany, Old Testament Lesson, Year A
Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-9

“I have called you in righteousness, I have taken you by the hand and kept you; I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations, to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon from the prison those who sit in gloom.” [Isaiah 42:6-7] 

The first “Servant Song” from the prophet Isaiah tells us of the mission of God’s servant.  God has chosen Isaiah to bring justice and salvation to the community.  God promises to stay with Isaiah while his does the ministry he has been chosen to do.

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LPTW Epiphany 1, Year A, Younger Children, Old Testament
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Anointed with The Holy Spirit and With Power

First Sunday After the Epiphany
Scripture: Matthew 3:13-17

Power. What power do we call upon to do the work we have been given to do?  And where do we defer to a person with greater power? Jesus honors the sphere of John the Baptist’s authority and then accepts the power now clearly his after baptism. He is the beloved.

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LPTW Epiphany 1, Year A, Younger Children
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LPTW Epiphany 1, Year A, Adult
LPTW Epiphany 1, Year A, All