Epiphany 2 Preview

Today’s gospel opens with further reflection on Jesus’ baptism.

He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, and the one anointed by the Spirit. In the liturgy we come and see Christ revealed among us in word and meal. We go forth to invite others to come and worship the Holy One, and to receive the gifts of grace and peace made known among us.

On our hymn of the day:  Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (ELW 311 )

We sing today of image after image of what the Lord’s anointed does: breaks oppression, sets captives free, takes away transgression, helps the poor and needy, etc.  Our calling to be like Jesus  bids embody these characteristics of love, joy, hope, peace, and righteousness.

Our Preaching Question for Sunday is … “What are you looking for?”

Thinking about these words, some other questions come to mind ….

Home Devotional Questions:
  • Where do you “see” Jesus beyond his presence in baptismal waters and in the bread and cup of communion?
  • How did you “come to know” Jesus?
  • How often do you use the language “Lamb of God” when praying or speaking about Jesus?

 

Rev. Craig Ross

Rev. Craig Ross

Senior Pastor

The vibrancy of life here at St. Peter’s makes my service on our staff a joy and privilege. Visitation, teaching and preaching are the ministries that feed my pastoral identity, as together our staff and lay members share in our missional calling … Building a community of faith by God’s grace.

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