Our Sacred Roots: The Priesthood of All Believers
T he S eason after E piphany
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany February 13 - 19, 2022
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 The Beatitudes, Luke 6.17-26
In this “Sermon on the Plain” Jesus announced the blessings and woes of God on two distinctive groups. He pronounced the blessings of God on the poor, the hungry, those who weep, and those hated and reviled on account of the Son of Man. Likewise, he pronounced woes on those who are rich, those who are full now, those who laugh now, and those whom all people speak well about. Jesus spoke to the multitudes on the basis of his own authority as God’s Messiah and King. He could with finality and clarity establish those who would be blessed and those who would suffer, those whose lives would receive God’s favor, and those who would receive his judgment.
Daily Devotional Guide Preparing Our Hearts
Invocation: Our Prayer of Acclamation Gracious Father, God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for your Son and his pronouncements concerning the Kingdom of God in his sermon to the multitudes on the plain. We desire to learn from him, to submit to his authority, to please him by our obedience and faith. Grant us through your Spirit the strength to honor his Word by keeping his commands, and through that obedience, to truly understand the meaning of true blessedness in your sight. In Jesus’s name we pray, amen.
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