January 22, 2017

Epiphany III: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture to see larger image) • • • EPIPHANY III Bach Cantata BWV 72, “Everything according to God’s Will” This is one of four Bach cantatas we have for the third Sunday after Epiphany. It emphasizes the believer’s effort to accept that God’s will is ultimately good, no matter how many dark passages […]

Sermon: Epiphany II – There’s No Place Like Home

Note from CM: I will be moving our weekly sermon from Mondays to Sunday afternoons for awhile, to create more space for other things. So we will have both a cantata post in the morning and a sermon post in the afternoon on Sundays. ✥ Sermon: “There’s No Place Like Home” The next day he […]

Epiphany II: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture to see larger image) • • • EPIPHANY II Bach Cantata BWV 155, “My God, how long? How long?” This cantata for the second Sunday in Epiphany, like Bach’s other works for this Sunday (BWV 3, 13), emphasizes spiritual distress and its resolution in Christ. The Gospel for the morning in Bach’s […]

Sermon: Epiphany I – The Season of Making Jesus Known

Sermon: Epiphany I The Season of Making Jesus Known Here is my servant, whom I uphold,     my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him;     he will bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry or lift up his voice,     or make it heard in the street; a […]

Epiphany I: Pic & Cantata of the Week

(Click on picture to see larger image) • • • EPIPHANY I Bach Cantata BWV 154, “My Dearest Jesus Is Lost” In Bach’s day, the Gospel reading for the first Sunday in Epiphany was Luke’s story of the boy Jesus in the Temple. The Epistle was from Romans 12, which admonishes believers to present our […]

The Hidden God Revealed

Truly, you are a God who hides himself, O God of Israel, the Savior. (Isa. 45:15) No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known. (John 1:18) * * * I love the posture and the expression on the face […]

Epiphany and the Days to Come

By Chaplain Mike No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us. (John 1:18, NLT) Kathrin Burleson’s painting, which accompanies today’s post, portrays three revelatory events traditionally associated with the Feast of Epiphany, which the church marked yesterday. […]