Second Sunday After the Epiphany, January 14, 2018

Old Testament: 1 Samuel 3:1-10

Epistle: 1 Cor. 6:12-20

Gospel: John 1:43-51

Second Sunday After the Epiphany

Who found whom?  In the Gospel reading for today Jesus is the one who finds Philip, who then follows Jesus.  Jesus does the finding, and we respond along with Nathaniel, “You are the Son of God!  You are the King of Israel!”  The Lord has heard the cry of His people and sent His Son to save (Introit).  He mercifully hears the cry of His people and sends us His peace, He finds us in our sinful condition yet still restores us to fellowship with the Father through the Holy Spirit (Collect, Hymn of the Day).  Jesus is the heavenly escalator by which God reaches down and finds us, and through Jesus we ascend to God by the power of the Holy Spirit, all in the Divine Service! (Gospel)

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