In the month of January Pastor Scott gave the following sermons:
On January 5 th we celebrated the Epiphany and our Scripture lessons were from Isaiah
60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12 and Matthew 2:1-12. The sermon was “This Was God’s Plan
All Along.” This sermon showed that salvation being open to Jewish people and non-
Jewish people alike was God’ plan from the Fall of Humanity onward. Our response to
this Good News is gratitude!
On January 12 th our sermon was “A New Thing” with scriptures coming from Isaiah 42:1-
9, Acts 10:34-43 and Matthew 3:13-17. Here we learned that God did a new thing –
becoming King by suffering and service, not conquest to the end that those hearing this
sermon might realize that even in our most dire and powerless situations, we still have
the power of compassion; and will look beyond ourselves and focus on doing good for
On January 19 th our Epistle lesson was from 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, our Gospel reading
was John 1:29-42 and our sermon title was “The Lamb of God”. In this sermon it was
shown that John the Baptist pointed beyond himself to Jesus as God’s sacrifice that
takes away the sin of the world to the end that we might point others to Jesus as God’s
sacrifice that takes away our sins.
On January 26 th our sermon title was “Has Christ Been Divided?” Our scripture lessons
were Isaiah 9:1-4 and 1 Corinthians 1:10-18. Here we learned that the danger of
divisions in the Church is that it damages our ability to bear witness to the loving grace
of God in the death of Christ that unites us all in one Body. Because of this we seek
unity with diverse people rather than demanding uniformity which actually divides
the Body of Christ.
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