God Insists – An Epiphany Sermon On Matthew 2:1-12

Whatever God’s insisting for you might be, whatever the “it” is in your life, “it” is God desiring, maybe even needing, to be seen, known, experienced by you. Epiphany happens at the intersection of God’s insistence and our response, and it requires both. A star that is not seen and followed is just another luminous ball of gas. A journey that has no guiding star is just another road trip. You and I give existence to God’s insistence through our actions, our words, our lives. 

When a Star Isn’t a Star – An Epiphany Sermon on Matthew 2:1-12

“For we observed his star at its rising.” Wise men from the East have followed this star to Jerusalem. They will follow it to Bethlehem. They will be overwhelmed with joy when it stops over the house where the child…

A Star Powered Epiphany

St. Romanos the Melodist was a sixth century Byzantine hymnographer. Regarding the star that the magi followed (Matthew 2:1-12, the Feast of the Epiphany in the Western Church) he writes that Christ uttered in spirit to his mother: To all…

Epiphany House Blessing with Chalk

The Church has a custom of blessing homes (as well as proclaiming the date of Easter) on the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6) and the week following. Family and friends gather to ask God’s blessing on their homes and…

Where is the Child? – An Epiphany Sermon on Matthew 2:1-12

“Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews?” (From Matthew 2:1-12, Feast of the Epiphany) I received an anonymous letter in this afternoon’s mail. There was nothing to indicate who or where it was from. Everything…

Carriers of the Treasure, Everyone a Magi

“Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” Every one of us comes here today bearing gifts. That is one of the truth’s about the Epiphany. It is true not only on this day but…

The Nightlight of God’s Presence, Jesus – A Sermon for the Feast of the Epiphany, Matthew 2:1-12

The collect and readings for the Feast of the Epiphany may be found here. The following sermon is based on Matthew 2:1-12. When our sons were young they often wanted a light left on when they went to bed. There…

A Sermon for The Feast of the Epiphany – Matthew 2:1-12

The collect and readings for the Feast of the Epiphany may be found here. ----- I wonder what they saw in the sky that first night. What was it that got them thinking? What was it that motivated them to…

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