It Is Well with My Soul: The Sacred Roots Annual 2022-2023
T he S eason after E piphany
WEEK 11 F ifth S unday after the E piphany February 5 - 11, 2023
Epiphany affirms Jesus’s presence in the world as hope for all peoples. In him alone, God provides the light of his salvation, making known God’s grace to all peoples, even to the farthest corners of the earth.
THIS WEEK’S THEME Jesus Fulfills the Law, Matthew 5.13-20
The new and remarkable teaching and authority of Jesus of Nazareth alarmed many who did not understand that he, in fact, did not come to abolish either the Law or the Prophets. Rather, he came to actually fulfill them. Jesus declared that until heaven and earth pass away, not even an iota, not even a dot, would pass from the Law until everything written in it was fully accomplished. Jesus is the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets, the Messiah and Ruler promised to come and make an end of sin and death. He comes not to annul the promise but rather to fulfill it.
D aily D evotional G uide P reparing O ur H earts Invocation: Our Prayer of Acclamation
Eternal Lord of all, our heavenly Father, thank you for the sure promise of your Word. We know and are convinced that Jesus of Nazareth is the Lord, the fulfiller of the Law and the Prophets, and the long-promised Messiah testified to by the prophets of old. Give us eyes to see him as he is, our Lord and Savior, the one who fulfills your promise, for his sake, amen.
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