———The Epiphany of Our Lord: — The Lord God Is Manifested in the Incarnate Son —Is. 60:1-6; —Eph. 3:1-12; —Matt. 2:1- 12; —Psalm 24 — Memorization Verses:Is. 60:1 Arise, shine, for your light has Matthew 2:2 , ―Where is he who has beencome, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon born king of the Jews? For we saw his star whenyou. it rose and have come to worship him.‖Ephesians 3:8-9 To me, though I am the very Psalm 24:3-4 Who shall ascend the hill ofleast of all the saints, this grace was given, to the LORD? And who shall stand in his holypreach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart,Christ, and to bring to light for everyone what is who does not lift up his soul to what is falsethe plan of the mystery hidden for ages in and does not swear deceitfully.
3. a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight•Epiphany (or Theophany "vision of into the reality or essential meaning ofGod‖), which traditionally falls on January something, usually initiated by some6, is a Christian feast day that celebrates the simple, homely, or commonplacerevelation of God the Son as a human being occurrence or experience.in Jesus Christ. Western Christians What is a personal “epiphany” moment forcommemorate principally (but not solely) your spirituality? (Because of ___________the visitation of the Biblical Magi to the I understand _______________ about God inBaby Jesus, and thus Jesus physical a deep and meaningful way—WOW!)manifestation to the Gentiles. EasternChristians commemorate the baptism ofJesus in the Jordan River, seen as hismanifestation to the world as the Son ofGod. In classical Greek ἐπιφάνεια was usedof the appearance of dawn, of an enemy inwar, but especially of a manifestation of adeity to a worshipper. In the New Testamentthe word is used in to refer either to thebirth of Christ or to his appearance after hisresurrection, and five times to refer to theSecond Coming.
…Lord in your mercy. Matthew, our Synod …Hear our prayer. President, ________ our 1. Let us pray for the whole District people of God in Christ and for President, ____________ our Use your prayer notes. people according to their all pastor(s), and all Use a verse from the needs. pastors, missionaries and bible to reflect on. 2. Once, O Lord, You led the church workers and bring to Pray about God Magi and brought them into the fruit their faithful labors for Manifest presence of Christ by the light Your kingdom... of a star. Shine the light of Your 4. May Your light shine in our P raise R epentance Word on those still living in world for the correction of error A ppreciation darkness, that they may be and the promotion of virtue. Y ou brought into Christ‘s marvelous Bless Barak our E veryone light and believe in Him whom president, _____ our governor R esolve You have sent... and all elected and appointed 3. May Your light shine on us civil servants. Guide them in and through us in our words and the pursuit of justice and peace works of faith. Send forth Your for all the people. Protect and blessing upon the proclamation defend those who protect and of Your Word that those who defend us against all enemies... hear may believe and believing have life in Your name. Bless
5. May Your light shine upon as signs of our gratitude and those whose lives are touched faith... by 7. May Your light shine in our struggle, sorrow, illness, despair hearts that we may come in and death. Come to the aid of Use your prayer notes. faith to Your table, and receive Use a verse from the [____________and] all who to our benefit the blessings You bible to reflect on. have asked for our prayers and promise in this communion of Pray about God grant them Your Son‘s body and blood. Manifest. healing, strength, comfort and Give to this congregation unity peace according to Your will. of doctrine that nothing may P raise R epentance Encourage the caregivers and detract from our faithful witness A ppreciation all who practice the medical to the truth... Y ou arts... 8. May Your light shine on us E veryone 6. May Your light shine upon and bring forth the fruits of R esolve the new year; teach us to repentance in our daily lives. number our days and apply our Give us confidence in Your hearts to that which is good and Word that we may embrace wise. Receive the talents and Your holy will without fear. abilities we call our own and, as Hear and answer us, we once You received the gifts of pray, for the sake of Jesus the Magi, we pray You to accept Christ, our Lord. Amen the tithes and offerings we bring
1. ―I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.‖ (Revelation 22:16).1. ―O Morning Star, how fair and bright! You 4. ―Almighty Father, in Your Son You loved usshine with God‘s own truth and light, Aglow when not yet begun Was this old earth‘swith grace and mercy! Of Jacob‘s race, King foundation! Your Son has ransomed us in loveDavid‘s son, Our Lord and master, You have To live in Him here and above; This is Yourwon Our hearts to serve You only! great salvation. Alleluia! Christ the living, ToLowly, holy! Great and glorious, All us giving Life forever, Keeps us Yours andvictorious, Rich in blessing! Rule and might fails us never!o‘er all possessing! 5. ―O let the harps break forth in sound! Our2..―Come, heavenly Bridegroom, Light joy be all with music crowned, Our voicesdivine, and deep within our hearts now shine; gladly blending! For Christ goes with us allThere light a flame undying! In Your one body the way— Today, tomorrow, every day! Hislet us be As living branches of a tree, Your life love is never ending! Sing out! Ring out!our lives supplying. Now, though daily Earth‘s Jubilation! Exultation! Tell the story!deep sadness May perplex us And distress us, Great is He, the King of Glory!Yet with heavenly joy You bless us. 6. ―What joy to know, when life is past, The3..―Lord, when You look on us in love, At once Lord we love is first and last, The end and thethere falls from God above A ray of purest beginning! He will one day, oh, gloriouspleasure. Your Word and Spirit, flesh and grace, Transport us to that happy place Beyondblood Refresh our souls with heavenly food. all tears and sinning! Amen! Amen!You are our dearest treasure! Let Your mercy Come, Lord Jesus! Crown of gladness! WeWarm and cheer us! O draw near us! For You are yearningteach us God‘s own love through You has For the day of Your returning!‖
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Isaiah 60:1-6 come to you; The Future Glory of Israel your sons shall come from afar, 60 Arise, shine, for your light has and your daughters shall be come, carried on the hip. and the glory of the LORD has 5 Then you shall see and be radiant; risen upon you. your heart shall thrill and exult,[a] 2 For behold, darkness shall cover because the abundance of the sea the earth, shall be turned to you, and thick darkness the peoples; the wealth of the nations shall but the LORD will arise upon you, come to you. and his glory will be seen upon 6 A multitude of camels shall cover you. you, 3 And nations shall come to your the young camels of Midian light, and Ephah; and kings to the brightness of all those from Sheba shall come. your rising. They shall bring gold and 4 Lift up your eyes all around, and frankincense, see; and shall bring good news, the they all gather together, they praises of the LORD.
Ephesians 3:1-12 7 Of this gospel I was made a The Mystery of the Gospel minister according to the gift ofGods Revealed grace, which was given me by the 3 For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner working of his power.8 To me, though for Christ Jesus on behalf of you I am the very least of all the Gentiles— 2 assuming that you have saints, this grace was given, to heard of the stewardship of Gods preach to the Gentiles grace that was given to me for the unsearchable riches of you, 3 how the mystery was made Christ, 9 and to bring to light for known to me by revelation, as I have everyone what is the plan of the written briefly. 4 When you read mystery hidden for ages this, you can perceive my insight in[b] God who created all things,10 so into the mystery of Christ, 5 which that through the church the was not made known to the sons of manifold wisdom of God might now men in other generations as it has be made known to the rulers and now been revealed to his holy authorities in the heavenly apostles and prophets by the places. 11 This was according to the Spirit. 6 This mystery is[a] that the eternal purpose that he has realized Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom the same body, and partakers of the we have boldness and access promise in Christ Jesus through the with confidence through our faith in
Matthew 2:1-12 secretly and ascertained from them what The Visit of the Wise Men time the star had appeared. 8 And he sent 2 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem them to Bethlehem, saying, ―Go and of Judea in the days of Herod the search diligently for the child, and when king, behold, wise men[a] from the east you have found him, bring me word, that came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, ―Where is he I too may come and worship who has been born king of the Jews? For him.‖ 9 After listening to the king, they we saw his star when it rose[b] and have went on their way. And behold, the star come to worship him.‖ 3 When Herod the that they had seen when it rose went king heard this, he was troubled, and all before them until it came to rest over the Jerusalem with him; 4 and assembling all place where the child was. 10 When they the chief priests and scribes of the saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly people, he inquired of them where the with great joy. 11 And going into the Christ was to be born. 5 They told house they saw the child with Mary his him, ―In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is mother, and they fell down and written by the prophet: worshiped him. Then, opening their 6 ―‗And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of treasures, they offered him gifts, gold Judah, and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And being are by no means least among the rulers warned in a dream not to return to of Judah; Herod, they departed to their own for from you shall come a ruler country by another way. who will shepherd my people Israel.‘‖ 7 Then Herod summoned the wise men
Psalm 24 and righteousness from the The King of Glory God of his salvation. A Psalm of David. 6 Such is the generation of those 24 The earth is the LORDs and who seek him, the fullness thereof,[a] who seek the face of the God the world and those who dwell of Jacob.[b] Selah therein, 7 Lift up your heads, O gates! 2 for he has founded it upon the And be lifted up, O ancient seas doors, and established it upon the that the King of glory may rivers. come in. 3 Who shall ascend the hill of 8 Who is this King of glory? the LORD? The LORD, strong and mighty, And who shall stand in his holy the LORD, mighty in battle! place? 9 Lift up your heads, O gates! 4 He who has clean hands and a And lift them up, O ancient pure heart, doors, who does not lift up his soul that the King of glory may to what is false come in. and does not swear deceitfully. 10 Who is this King of glory? 5 He will receive blessing from The LORD of hosts, the LORD he is the King of glory! Selah
EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD (January 6)Isaiah 60:1–6Ephesians 3:1–12Matthew 2:1–12The Lord God Is Manifested in the Incarnate SonThe Feast of the Epiphany centers in the visit of the Magi from the East. In that respect, itis a ―Thirteenth Day‖ of Christmas; and yet, it also marks the beginning of a new liturgicalseason. While Christmas has focused on the Incarnation of our Lord—that is, on Godbecoming flesh—the season of Epiphany emphasizes the manifestation or self-revelationof God in that same flesh of Christ. For the Lord Himself has entered our darkness andrises upon us with the brightness of His true light (Is. 60:1–2). He does so chiefly by HisWord of the Gospel, which He causes to be preached within His Church on earth—notonly to the Jews but also to Gentiles (Eph. 3:8–10). As the Magi were guided by thepromises of Holy Scripture to find and worship the Christ Child with His mother in thehouse (Matt. 2:5–11), so does He call disciples from all nations by the preaching of HisWord, to find and worship Him within His Church (Is. 60:3–6). With gold they confess Hisroyalty; with incense, His deity; and with myrrh, His priestly sacrifice (Matt. 2:11).
1 We three kings of Orient are: Prayer and praising, all men raising, Bearing gifts we traverse afar-- Worship Him, God on high.[Chorus] Field and fountain, moor and mountain-- 4 Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume Following yonder star. Breathes a life of gathering gloom-- Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying, Chorus: Sealed in the stone cold Oh, star of wonder, star of night, tomb.[Chorus] Star with royal beauty bright, Westward leading, still proceeding, 5 Glorious now behold Him arise: Guide us to thy perfect light. King and God and Sacrifice; Alleluia, Alleluia! 2 Born a King on Bethlehems plain: Earth to heaven replies.[Chorus] Gold I bring to crown Him again, King forever, ceasing never, Over us all to reign.[Chorus] 3 Frankincense to offer have I, Incense owns a Deity nigh;
First S. a. the Epiphany or Baptism of Our Lord 1 Kings 8:6-13 / Joshua 3:1- 3, 7-8, 13-17 or Is. 42:1-7 Rom. 12:1-5 or 1 Cor. 1:26-31 Luke 2:41-52 or Matthew 3:13-17 Psalm 50:1-15 or Psalm 85 The Glory of the Lord Returns to the Temple in the Boy Jesus OR In His Baptism, Jesus Takes His Place with Sinners
The Glory of the Lord Returns OR In His Baptism, Jesus to the Temple in the Boy Jesus Takes His Place with 1 Kings 8:6-13 The Ark Sinners Brought into the Temple; Solomon Blesses the Lord Joshua 3:1-3, 7-8, 13-17 Israel Rom. 12:1-5 A Living Sacrifice; Crosses the Jordan; or Gifts of Grace; Is. 42:1-7 The Lords Chosen Luke 2:41-52 The Boy Jesus in Servant; the Temple; 1 Cor. 1:26-31 Christ the Psalm 50:1-15: God Himself is Wisdom and Power of God; Judge; Matthew 3:13-17 The Baptism of Jesus; Psalm 85 Revive Us Again
TEMPLE: 1 Kings 8:6-13; Rom. 12:1-5; Luke 2:41-52; 3 Our God comes; he does not keep silence;[a] 3a bruised reed he will not break,Psalm 50:1-15; before him is a devouring fire, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench;1 Kings 8:6-13 around him a mighty tempest. he will faithfully bring forth justice.6 Then the priests brought the ark of the covenant of 4 He calls to the heavens above 4 He will not grow faint or be discouraged [a]theLORD to its place in the inner sanctuary of the and to the earth, that he may judge his people: till he has established justice in the earth;house, in the Most Holy Place, underneath the wings of 5 ―Gather to me my faithful ones, and the coastlands wait for his law.the cherubim.7 For the cherubim spread out their wings who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!‖ 5 Thus says God, the LORD,over the place of the ark, so that the cherubim 6 The heavens declare his righteousness, who created the heavens and stretched them out,overshadowed the ark and its poles. 8 And the poles for God himself is judge! Selah who spread out the earth and what comes from it,were so long that the ends of the poles were seen from 7 ―Hear, O my people, and I will speak; who gives breath to the people on itthe Holy Place before the inner sanctuary; but they O Israel, I will testify against you. and spirit to those who walk in it:could not be seen from outside. And they are there to I am God, your God. 6 ―I am the LORD; I have called you[b] in righteousness;this day. 9 There was nothing in the ark except the two 8 Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you; I will take you by the hand and keep you;tablets of stone that Moses put there at your burnt offerings are continually before me. I will give you as a covenant for the people,Horeb, where the LORD made a covenant with the 9 I will not accept a bull from your house a light for the nations,people of Israel, when they came out of the land of or goats from your folds. 7 to open the eyes that are blind,Egypt. 10 And when the priests came out of the Holy 10 For every beast of the forest is mine, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,Place, a cloud filled the house of the LORD, 11 so that the cattle on a thousand hills. from the prison those who sit in darkness.the priests could not stand to minister because of the 11 I know all the birds of the hills, 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 26 For consider yourcloud, for the glory of the LORDfilled the house of and all that moves in the field is mine. calling, brothers: not many of you were wise accordingthe LORD. 12 ―If I were hungry, I would not tell you, to worldly standards,[a] not many were powerful, notSolomon Blesses the LORD 12 Then Solomon for the world and its fullness are mine. many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose what issaid, ―The LORD[a] has said that he would dwell in thick 13 Do I eat the flesh of bulls foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose whatdarkness. 13 I have indeed built you an exalted house, a or drink the blood of goats? is weak in the world to shame the strong;28 God choseplace for you to dwell in forever.‖ 14 Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving,[b] what is low and despised in the world, eventhings thatRomans 12:1-5 and perform your vows to the Most High, are not, to bring to nothing things that are,29 so that noA Living Sacrifice 12 I appeal to you 15 and call upon me in the day of trouble; human being[b] might boast in the presence oftherefore, brothers,[a] by the mercies of God, to present I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.‖ God. 30 And because of him[c] you are in Christyour bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to Jesus, who became to us wisdom fromGod, which is your spiritual worship.[b]2 Do not be BAPTISM: Joshua 3:1-3, 7-8, 13-17; Is. 42:1-7; 1 Cor. God, righteousness andsanctificationconformed to this world,[c] but be transformed by the 1:26-31; Matthew 3:13-17; Psalm 85 and redemption, 31 so that, as it is written,―Let the onerenewal of your mind, that by testing you maydiscern who boasts, boast in the Lord.‖what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable Joshua 3:1-3, 7-8, 13-17 Israel Crosses the Jordan Matthew 3:13-17 The Baptism of Jesus 13 Then Jesusand perfect.[d] 3 Then Joshua rose early in the morning and they set came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptizedGifts of Grace 3 For by the grace given to me I say to outfrom Shittim. And they came to the Jordan, he and by him. 14 John would have prevented him, saying, ―Ieveryone among you not to think of himself more all the people of Israel, and lodged there before they need to be baptized by you, and do you come tohighly than he ought to think, but to think with sober passed over. 2 At the end of three days the officers went me?‖ 15 But Jesus answered him, ―Let it be so now, forjudgment, each according tothe measure of faith that through the camp 3 and commanded the people, ―As thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.‖ ThenGod has assigned. 4 For as in one body we have many soon as you see the ark of the covenant of he consented. 16 And when Jesus wasmembers,[e] and the members do not all have the same the LORD your God being carried by the Levitical baptized, immediately he went up from the water, andfunction, 5 so we, though many, are one body in priests, then you shall set out from your place and behold, the heavens were opened to him,[a] and he sawChrist, and individually members one of another. follow it. the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming toLuke 2:41-52 7 The LORD said to Joshua, ―Today I will begin to exalt rest on him; 17 and behold, a voice from heavenThe Boy Jesus in the Temple 41 Now his parents you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as said, ―This is my beloved Son,[b] with whom I am well 8
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