Sermons from January 2020
Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. 13>He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:……Matthew 4: 12-23
This Sunday we focus on the Promise that God is faithful to us from I Corinthians 1: 1-9. Monday, January 20 is the anniversary of First Reformed UCC, which is also the same day as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. We will remember God’s faithfulness during 119 years of ministry in uptown Lexington and in the continued call for us to work toward reconciliation and peace for all humanity.
This Sunday we begin a new series entitled “New Year, Same Promises.” We will explore the promises God makes to us. The first is the Promise of New Life. Our scripture is Matthew 3: 13-17. Jesus is baptized by John in the Jordan. He rises from the waters and emerges with a calling to serve and carry out God’s justice, radical love, and hospitality in this world.
In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.” 3When King Herod heard this, he was frightened,………Matthew 2: 1-12.