———First Sunday After Epiphany: — The Glory of the Lord Returns to the Temple in the Boy Jesus — 1 Kings 8.6-13; Rom. 12.1-5; Luke 2.41-52; Psalm 50.1- 15 — Memorization Verses:1 Kings 8:12“The LORD has said that God, which is your spiritual worship.he would dwell in thick darkness. 13 I Luke 2:49 “Did you not know that Ihave indeed built you an exalted must be in my Fathers house?”house, a place for you to dwell in Psalm 50:14 Offer to God a sacrificeforever.” of thanksgiving, and perform yourRom. 12:1 to present your bodies as a vows to the Most High.living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to
•God calls us to worshiptogether.•Why is church important?•What do you tell your friendsthat don‟t need organizedreligion and want to onlyworship alone on amountaintop?•Where do you find God andreflect on his holiness best?
…Let us pray to the Lord. of our Synod: for our preschools, …Lord, have mercy. our day schools and high schools, 1 Let us pray for the whole people our colleges and universities, and of God in Christ Jesus and for all for our seminaries, that those who people according to their needs. teach and those who learn in them Use your prayer notes. For the faithful proclamation of 2 would be transformed by the Use a verse from the Christ‟s saving name, that God‟s wisdom of Christ... bible to reflect on. people may be strengthened in the 6 For all who partake this day of Pray about God true faith and His kingdom Christ‟s holy body and blood, that extended... glorified in the temple. all the baptized, in their eating and 3 For the holy Christian church drinking they may receive the P raise throughout the world and for all benefits of forgiveness of sins and R epentance who confess the name of Christ, the renewal of life and have a A ppreciation that God would guard and defend foretaste of the feast to come... Y ou us from the temptations of the 7 For those who have wandered E veryone devil, the world, and our sinful from the faith, that the Holy Spirit R esolve nature... would use us to call them home to 4 For this congregation, its the Father... mission, and its people; for the 8 For the government and all who ability to meet the needs that arise have been set into positions of as we do the work God has given leadership, that they may use the us to do as His baptized people; authority entrusted to them and for the unity of the Spirit in the honorably and for the good of the bond of peace... people... 5 For the educational institutions
9 For all who serve in worthy rely on God‟s promise that He will occupations, professions, arts, and never leave them or forsake them... sciences, that God would grant them 14 For those who rejoice in the rich skill and integrity in the blessings of God, that they may performance of their responsibilities always remember the Giver of every Use your prayer notes. valued service through their and gift and give Him heartfelt thanks... Use a verse from the vocations... 15 O Lord, heavenly Father, we bible to reflect on. 10 For those who suffer from gratefully remember the sufferings hunger, homelessness, poverty, or and death of Your dear Son, Jesus Pray about God unemployment, that God‟s great Christ, for our salvation. Rejoicing glorified in the temple. mercy and love would preserve and in His victorious resurrection from P raise relieve them... the dead, we draw strength from His R epentance 11 For all the faithful, that the Spirit ascension before You, where He A ppreciation would lead them to cheerful, ever stands for us as our own high Y ou generous giving from the bounty the priest. Gather us together from the E veryone Lord provides to support the Church ends of the earth to celebrate with all R esolve and to help those in need... the faithful the marriage feast of the 12 For those who are sick Lamb in His kingdom, which has no (especially ____________), that end. Graciously receive our prayers, God would grant healing to their deliver and preserve us, for to You bodies and strength to bear their alone we give all glory, honor, and infirmities with patience and grace... worship, Father, Son, and Holy 13 For those who mourn (especially Spirit, one God, now and forever. ____________), that in their time of Amen. sorrow they would not lose hope but
2 The doctors of the Law And faithful pondring hearts awaitGaze on the wondrous child The full epiphany.And marvel at His gracious wordsOf wisdom undefiled. 5 Lord, visit Thou our souls And teach us by Thy grace3 Yet not to them is givn Each dim revealing of ThyselfThe mighty truth to know, With loving awe to traceTo lift the earthly veil which hidesIncarnate God below. 6 Till we behold Thy face And know as we are known4 The secret of the Lord Thee, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,Escapes each human eye, Coequal Three in One.
The Glory of the Lord Returns to the Temple in the Boy Jesus Meet w/teams 3-5 min per box What are the major points of your text? How does your topic fit the pericope theme? How does it connect to the other texts? How is it unique?
1 Kings 8:6-13 there at Horeb,6 Then the priests brought the ark where the LORD made a covenantof the covenant of the Lord to its with the people of Israel, whenplace in the inner sanctuary of the they came out of the land ofhouse, in the Most Holy Place, Egypt. 10 And when the priestsunderneath the wings of the came out of the Holy Place, a cloudcherubim.7 For the cherubim spreadfilled the house of the LORD, 11 soout their wings over the place of that the priests could not stand tothe ark, so that the cherubim minister because of the cloud, forovershadowed the ark and its the glory of the LORD FILLED thepoles. 8 And the poles were so long house of the LORD.that the ends of the poles were seen Solomon Blesses the LORDfrom the Holy Place before the 12 Then Solomon said,inner sanctuary; but they could not “The LORD[a] has said that hebe seen from outside. And they are would dwell in thick darkness. 13 Ithere to this day. 9 There was have indeed built you an exaltednothing in the ark except the two house, a place for you to dwell intablets of stone that Moses put forever.”
Luke 2:41-52 understanding and his answers. 48 AndThe Boy Jesus in the Temple when his parents[a] saw him, they were41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem astonished. And his mother said to him,every year at the Feast of the “Son, why have you treated us so?Passover. 42 And when he was twelve Behold, your father and I have beenyears old, they went up according to searching for you in greatcustom. 43 And when the feast was distress.” 49 And he said to them, “Whyended, as they were returning, the boy were you looking for me? Did you notJesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His know that I must be in my Fathersparents did not know it,44 but supposing house?”[b] 50 And they did nothim to be in the group they went a days understand the saying that he spoke tojourney, but then they began to search them. 51 And he went down with themfor him among their relatives and and came to Nazareth and wasacquaintances, 45 and when they did not submissive to them. And his motherfind him, they returned to Jerusalem, treasured up all these things in hersearching for him. 46 After three days heart.they found him in the temple, sitting 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and inamong the teachers, listening to them stature[c] and in favor with God andand asking them questions. 47 And all man.who heard him were amazed at his
Romans 12:1-5 everyone among you not toA Living Sacrifice 12 I appeal think of himself more highlyto you therefore, brothers,[a] by than he ought to think, but tothe mercies of God, to present think with sober judgment, eachyour bodies as a living according tothe measure ofsacrifice, holy and acceptable to faith that God hasGod, which is your spiritual assigned. 4 For as in one bodyworship.[b]2 Do not be we have many members,[e] andconformed to this world,[c] but the members do not all have thebe transformed by the renewal same function, 5 so we, thoughof your mind, that by testing many, are one body in Christ,you maydiscern what is the will and individually members oneof God, what is good and of another.acceptable and perfect.[d]Gifts of Grace 3 For by thegrace given to me I say to
Psalm 50:1-15 you;God Himself Is Judge your burnt offerings are continuallyA Psalm of Asaph. before me.50 The Mighty One, God the LORD, 9 I will not accept a bull from your speaks and summons the earth house from the rising of the sun to its or goats from your folds.setting. 10 For every beast of the forest is mine,2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, the cattle on a thousand hills. God shines forth. 11 I know all the birds of the hills,3 Our God comes; he does not keep and all that moves in the field issilence; [a] mine. before him is a devouring fire, 12 “If I were hungry, I would not tell around him a mighty tempest. you,4 He calls to the heavens above for the world and its fullness are and to the earth, that he may judge mine.his people: 13 Do I eat the flesh of bulls5 “Gather to me my faithful ones, or drink the blood of goats? who made a covenant with me by 14 Offer to God a sacrifice ofsacrifice!” thanksgiving,[b]6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and perform your vows to the Most for God himself is judge! Selah High,7 “Hear, O my people, and I will speak; 15 and call upon me in the day of O Israel, I will testify against you. trouble; I am God, your God. I will deliver you, and you8 Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke shall glorify me.”
THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY1 Kings 8:6–13Romans 12:1–5Luke 2:41–52The Glory of the Lord Returns to the Temple in the Boy JesusIn the days of Solomon, the Lord dwelt among His people in the temple. The glory of theLord filled the house of the Lord in the form of a cloud (1 Kings 8:6–13). Now Jesus, whois the glory of the Lord in the flesh, enters the temple to show that He Himself is theeverlasting temple and dwelling place of God (Luke 2:41–52). Our young Lord, true man,subject to Mary and Joseph, reveals Himself also to be true God, whose father is notJoseph but the Almighty Father in heaven. Jesus does this at the time of the Passover. ForHe came to be the sacrificial Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Even asHe was found by his parents after three days, so He would later rise from the dead on thethird day that the favor of God might rest also upon us. It is by these mercies of God thatwe present our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God through Christ(Rom. 12:1–5).
1 In His Temple now behold Him, See the long-expected Lord; Ancient prophets had foretold Him, -- God has now fulfilled His word. Now to praise Him, His redeemed Shall break forth with one accord.
The Transfiguration of Our Lord Exodus 34:29-35 The Shining Face of Moses OR Exodus 3:1-14 The Burning Bush 2 Peter 1:16-21 Christs Glory and the Prophetic Word Matthew 17:1-9 The Transfiguration Psalm 2 The Reign of the LORDs Anointed Jesus Is Transfigured and Manifests His Glory
Ex. 34:29-35; Ex. 3:1-14; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matt. up out of that land to agood and broad land, a land And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are17:1-9; Psalm 2 flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one forExodus 34:29-35 Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” 5 He wasThe Shining Face of Moses the Hivites, and the Jebusites. 9 And now, behold, the still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud29 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the cry of the people of Israel has come to me, and I have overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said,two tablets of the testimony in his hand as he came also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians “This is my beloved Son,[a] with whom I am welldown from the mountain, Moses did not know that the oppress them. 10 Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that pleased;listen to him.” 6 When the disciples heard this,skin of his face shone because he had been talking with you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of they fell on their faces and were terrified. 7 But JesusGod.[a] 30 Aaron and all the people of Israel saw Egypt.” 11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and have noMoses, and behold, the skin of his face shone, and they should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel fear.” 8 And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw nowere afraid to come near him. 31 But Moses called to out of Egypt?” 12 He said, “But I will be with you, and one but Jesus only.them, and Aaron and all the leaders of the congregation this shall be the sign for you, that I have sent you: when 9 And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesusreturned to him, and Moses talked with them.32 you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall commanded them, “Tell no one the vision, until the SonAfterward all the people of Israel came near, and he serve God on this mountain.” of Man is raised from the dead.”commanded them all that the LORD had spoken with 13 Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Psalm 2him in Mount Sinai. 33 And when Moses had finished Israel and say to them, „The God of your fathers has The Reign of the LORDs Anointedspeaking with them, he put a veil over his face. sent me to you,‟ and they ask me, „What is his name?‟ 2 Why do the nations rage[a]34 Whenever Moses went in before the LORD to speak what shall I say to them?” 14 God said to Moses, “I and the peoples plot in vain?with him, he would remove the veil, until he came out. AM WHO I AM.”[a] And he said, “Say this to the 2 The kings of the earth set themselves,And when he came out and told the people of Israel people of Israel, „I AM has sent me to you.‟” and the rulers take counsel together,what he was commanded, 35 the people of Israel would 2 Peter 1:16-21 against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying,see the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses face Christs Glory and the Prophetic Word 3 “Let us burst their bonds apartwasshining. And Moses would put the veil over his face 16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when and cast away their cords from us.”again, until he went in to speak with him. we made known to you the power and coming of our 4 He who sits in the heavens laughs;Exodus 3:1-14 Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his the Lord holds them in derision.The Burning Bush majesty. 17 For when he received honor and glory from 5 Then he will speak to them in his wrath,3 Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in- God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the and terrify them in his fury, saying,law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son,[a] with 6 “As for me, I have set my Kingthe west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the whom I am well pleased,” 18 we ourselves heard this on Zion, my holy hill.”mountain of God. 2 And the angel of the very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on 7 I will tell of the decree:LORDappeared to him in a flame of fire out of the the holy mountain. 19 And we have the prophetic word The LORD said to me, “You are my Son;midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay today I have begotten you.burning, yet it was not consumed.3 And Moses said, “I attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the 8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20 and the ends of the earth your possession.not burned.” 4 When the LORD saw that he turned knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture 9 You shall break[b] them with a rod of ironaside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, comes from someones own interpretation. 21 For no and dash them in pieces like a potters vessel.”Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.”5 Then he said, “Do prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but 10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise;not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the men spoke from God as they were carried along by the be warned, O rulers of the earth.place on which you are standing is holy ground.” 6 And Holy Spirit. 11 Serve the LORD with fear,he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Matthew 17:1-9 and rejoice with trembling.Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And The Transfiguration 12 Kiss the Son,Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God. 17 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,7 Then the LORD said, “I have surely seen the James, and John his brother, and led them up a high for his wrath is quickly kindled.affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have mountain by themselves. 2 And he was transfigured Blessed are all who take refuge in him.