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Sermons on Isaiah 40-66: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching

The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Readings: Is. 40:21–31, 1 Cor. 9:16–23 & Mk. 1:29–39. For those of you who were here last Sunday, you might be wondering to yourself, if I am going to use today’s sermon as another opportunity to shamelessly talk about my pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The short answer is; yes. The opening verse of today’s gospel passage tells us, that having come…

The Epiphany of our Lord

Readings: Is. 60:1–6, Eph. 3:1–12 & Mt. 2:1–12. Today we celebrate the ‘Epiphany of Our Lord’. So exactly what does the word “epiphany” mean? The Cambridge Dictionary gives it two meanings: a moment when you suddenly feel that you understand, or suddenly become conscious of, something that is very important to you, a powerful religious experience. The Oxford Dictionary adds to these…