It Is Well with My Soul: The Sacred Roots Annual 2022-2023
T he S eason after E piphany
WEEK 12 S ixth S unday after the E piphany February 12 - 18, 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 Interprets the Law, Matthew 5.21-37
As Lord of the Kingdom and Rabbi of God, Jesus not only highlighted the Old Testament truth but broadened and intensified it to reflect the holiness his Kingdom required. While the audience had heard the standards of behavior set by the Law, Christ revealed the heart of what God desires in the commands. The Kingdom of God and its righteousness intensifies the Law and reveals a high standard that none can keep – without Christ’s forgiveness and the Holy Spirit, God’s gift to those who believe.
D aily D evotional G uide P reparing O ur H earts Invocation: Our Prayer of Acclamation
O God, who sent your Son into the world to reveal to us the true meaning of your Kingdom and your will, grant us the humility and openness to learn afresh the wonderful things out of your Law and your Word. In Jesus’s name, amen. Call toWorship Blessed are you, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And blessed is your Kingdom, both now and forever, amen.
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