He Doesn’t Make Things Like We’re Used To
God makes all things new. He refashions us from those turned in upon ourselves, turned to idols of our own choice and making, to experience the freedom He gives by pronouncing us His righteous children.
Gospel: John 2:1-11 (Epiphany 2: Series B)
We like to close with something great. We even have a saying for this behavior: “Saving the best for last.” God Himself has a way of saving the best for last.
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 (Epiphany 2: Series B)
What does being free from sin, which is obviously a good thing, have to do with being free from the Law, which sounds dangerous?
Old Testament: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20) (Epiphany 2: Series B)
Samuel plays a very important role in preserving the line of Judah by anointing and instructing the first kings of the united monarchy—especially King David.
The Rituals of Preaching
Rituals resist domestication and confront us with a world and worldview brought forth from the Bible and through twenty centuries of Christianity for the purpose of arresting our contemporary worldview through its self-sameness.