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14.01.17 exegesis epiphany 2

  1. 1. —Epiphany 2 Jesus’ First Miracle Reveals God’s Glory Exodus 33:12–23; Amos 9:11–15; Ephesians 5:22–33; Romans 12:6–16; John 2:1–11
  2. 2. Exodus 33:12–23 or Amos 9:11–15 Ephesians 5:22–33 or Romans 12:6–16 John 2:1–11 Jesus’ First Miracle Reveals God’s Glory The coming of the Messianic kingdom means the restoration of creation. The sign of this restoration is that ―the mountains shall drip sweet wine‖ (Amos 9:11–15). When the elements of a fallen creation fail and run short at a wedding feast, our Lord Jesus steps in to restore creation and miraculously changes water into an abundance of the very best wine (John 2:1–11). With this sign, Christ manifests His glory. The ―back‖ of God (Ex. 33:12–23) is revealed to those who believe. The hour will come when Jesus will again manifest His glory by taking creation‘s curse into His own body to release us from its power. The Bridegroom will give His life for the Bride (Eph. 5:22–32), and from His side will flow water and blood, the holy sacraments by which she is cleansed and made one with Him. Through this sacrificial love of Christ we are enabled to ―love one another with brotherly affection . . .” and to ―outdo one another in showing honor‖ (Rom. 12:6–16).
  3. 3. • an event not ascribable to human power or the laws of nature and consequently attributed to a supernatural, especially divine, agency. • Share em
  4. 4.  Use your prayer notes.  Use a verse from the bible to reflect on.  Pray about how the Word fulfilled in Christ.  P raise R epentance A ppreciation Y ou E veryone R esolve Almighty, eternal God, worthy to be held in reverence by all people everywhere, we give You humble and sincere thanks for the innumerable blessings that You have bestowed on us without any merit or worthiness on our part. defend Your Church in all tribulation and danger. Strengthen us and all fellow Christians to set our hope fully on the grace received in Christ, and help us to fight the good fight of faith, that in the end we may receive the salvation of our souls. We praise You especially for preserving for us Your saving Bestow Your grace on all nations Word and the holy Sacraments. of the earth. Bless especially our Preserve Your Church throughout country, its inhabitants and all the world in purity of doctrine, who are in authority. Let Your and provide faithful pastors to glory dwell in our land that mercy preach Your powerful Word. Help and truth, righteousness and peace all who hear the Word rightly to may abound in all places. We understand and to truly believe it. commend to You the care of our Send laborers into Your harvest, schools, that our children may and open the door of faith to those grow in useful knowledge and who do not know You. In mercy, Christian virtue and thus bring bring to repentance the enemies of forth wholesome fruits of life. Your Church, and grant them amendment of life. Protect and
  5. 5. Graciously defend us from all calamity by fire and water, from war and pestilence, from scarcity and famine, and from every other evil. Protect and prosper all who  Use your prayer notes. labor in their rightful callings, and  Use a verse from the let all useful arts flourish among bible to reflect on. us. Be the God and Father of the lonely and the forsaken, the helper  Pray about how the of the sick and needy, the Word fulfilled in comforter of the distressed and Christ. those who sorrow [remembering  P raise especially________________]. R epentance A ppreciation Accept, we implore You, our Y ou bodies and souls, our hearts and E veryone minds, our talents and powers, R esolve together with the offerings we bring before You as our humble service. Grant Your Holy Spirit to those who come to the Lord‘s Table this day, that they may receive the body and blood of Jesus Christ in sincere repentance and firm faith and to their abundant blessing. As we are strangers and pilgrims on earth, help us by true faith and a godly life to prepare for the world to come, doing the work You have given us to do while it is day, before the night comes when no one can work. And when our last hour comes, support us by Your power and receive us into Your heavenly Kingdom; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
  6. 6. Jesus’ First Miracle Reveals God’s Glory  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?
  7. 7. 17 And the LORD said to Moses, ―This Exodus 33:12-23 very thing that you have spoken I will Moses' Intercession do, for you have found favor in my 12 Moses said to the LORD, ―See, you sight, and I know you by say to me, ‗Bring up this people,‘ but name.‖ 18 Moses said, ―Please show me you have not let me know whom you your glory.‖ 19 And he said, ―I will will send with me. Yet you have said, ‗I make all my goodness pass before you know you by name, and you have also and will proclaim before you my name found favor in my sight.‘ 13 Now ‗The LORD.‘ And I will be gracious to therefore, if I have found favor in your whom I will be gracious, and will show sight, please show me now your ways, mercy on whom I will show that I may know you in order to find mercy. 20 But,‖ he said, ―you cannot see favor in your sight. Consider too that my face, for man shall not see me and this nation isyour people.‖ 14 And he live.‖ 21 And the LORD said, ―Behold, said, ―My presence will go with you, there is a place by me where you shall and I will give you rest.‖ 15 And he said stand on the rock, 22 and while my glory to him, ―If your presence will not go passes by I will put you in a cleft of the with me, do not bring us up from rock, and I willcover you with my hand here. 16 For how shall it be known that I until I have passed by. 23 Then I will have found favor in your sight, I and take away my hand, and you shall see your people?Is it not in your going with my back, but my face shall not be us, so that we are distinct, I and your seen.‖ people, from every other people on the face of the earth?‖
  8. 8. Amos 9:11-15 The Restoration of Israel 11 ―In that day I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen and repair its breaches, and raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old, 12 that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations who are called by my name,‖[a] declares the LORD who does this. 13 ―Behold, the days are coming,‖ declares the LORD, ―when the plowman shall overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes him who sows the seed; the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it. 14 I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit. 15 I will plant them on their land, and they shall never again be uprooted out of the land that I have given them,‖ says the LORD your God.
  9. 9. Ephesians 5:22-33 as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever Wives and Husbands hated his own flesh, but nourishes and 22 Wives, submit to your own cherishes it, just as Christ does the husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the church, 30 because we are members of husband is the head of the wife even his body.31 ―Therefore a man shall leave as Christ is the head of the church, his his father and mother and hold fast to body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now his wife, and the two shall become one as the church submits to Christ, so also flesh.‖ 32 This mystery is profound, and wives should submit in everything to I am saying that it refers to Christ and their husbands. the church. 33 However, let each one of 25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ you love his wife as himself, and let the loved the church and gave himself up wife see that she respects her husband. for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.[a]28 In the same way husbands should love their wives
  10. 10. Romans 12:6-16 saints and seek to show hospitality. 6 Having gifts that differ according to 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless the grace given to us, let us use them: and do not curse them.15 Rejoice with if prophecy, in proportion to our those who rejoice, weep with those who faith; 7 if service, in our serving; the one weep.16 Live in harmony with one who teaches, in his teaching; 8 the one another. Do not be haughty, but who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one associate with the lowly.[c] Never be who contributes, in generosity; the one wise in your own sight. who leads,[a] with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Marks of the True Christian 9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit,[b] serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the
  11. 11. John 2:1-11 take it to the master of the feast.‖ So they took it. 9 When the master of the The Wedding at Cana feast tasted the water now become 2 On the third day there was a wedding wine, and did not know where it came at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of from (though the servants who had Jesus was there. 2 Jesus also was invited drawn the water knew), the master of to the wedding with his 10 and 3 When the wine ran out, the the feast called the bridegroom disciples. said to him, ―Everyone serves the good mother of Jesus said to him, ―They have wine first, and when people have drunk no wine.‖ 4 And Jesus said to freely, then the poor wine. But you have her, ―Woman, what does this have to do kept the good wine until now.‖ 11 This, with me? My hour has not yet the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana come.‖ 5 His mother said to the in Galilee, and manifested his glory. servants, ―Do whatever he tells you.‖ And his disciples believed in him. 6 Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.[a] 7 Jesus said to the servants, ―Fill the jars with water.‖ And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And he said to them, ―Now draw some out and
  12. 12.  Third S. a. the Epiphany:     The Lord Manifests His Glory through His Office of the Holy Ministry Is. 9:1–4 For to Us a Child is Born 1 Cor. 1:10–18 Divisions in the Church Matt. 4:12–25 Jesus Begins his Ministry, Calls the Disciples, Ministers to Great Crowds Psalm 27:1–14 The Lord is My Light and My Salvation
  13. 13. Is. 9:1–4; 1 Cor. 1:10–18; Matt. 4:12–25; Psalm 27:1–9 (10–14) Jesus Begins His Ministry it is they who stumble and fall. 12 Now when he heard that John had been arrested, he 3 Though an army encamp against me, withdrew into Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth he went and my heart shall not fear; Isaiah 9:1-4 lived inCapernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and though war arise against me, For to Us a Child Is Born Naphtali,14 so that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah yet[b] I will be confident. [a] But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. might be fulfilled: 4 One thing have I asked of the LORD, 9 15 ―The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, In the former time he brought into contempt the land that will I seek after: of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the that I may dwell in the house of the LORD he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Gentiles— all the days of my life, 16 the people dwelling in darkness Jordan, Galilee of the nations.[b] to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD 2 [c] The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light, and to inquire[c] in his temple. 5 For he will hide me in his shelter have seen a great light; and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them a light has dawned.‖ in the day of trouble; 17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, ―Repent, for he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; on them has light shone. 3 You have multiplied the nation; the kingdom of heaven is at hand.‖ he will lift me high upon a rock. 6 And now my head shall be lifted up you have increased its joy; Jesus Calls the First Disciples 18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, they rejoice before you above my enemies all around me, as with joy at the harvest, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting and I will offer in his tent as they are glad when they divide the spoil. a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to sacrifices with shouts of joy; 4 For the yoke of his burden, them,―Follow me, and I will make you fishers of I will sing and make melody to the LORD. 7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud; and the staff for his shoulder, men.‖[a] 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed 21 And going on from there he saw two other brothers, the rod of his oppressor, him. be gracious to me and answer me! you have broken as on the day of Midian. James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat 8 You have said, ―Seek[d] my face.‖ 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called My heart says to you, Divisions in the Church them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father and ―Your face, LORD, do I seek.‖[e] 10 I appeal to you, brothers, [a] by the name of our Lord Jesus followed him. 9 Hide not your face from me. Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions Jesus Ministers to Great Crowds Turn not your servant away in anger, among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the 23 And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their O you who have been my help. same judgment. 11 For it has been reported to me by Chloe's synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom Cast me not off; forsake me not, people that there is quarreling among you, my andhealing every disease and every affliction among the O God of my salvation! brothers. 12 What I mean is that each one of you says, ―I people. 24 So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they 10 For my father and my mother have forsaken me, follow Paul,‖ or ―I follow Apollos,‖ or ―I follow Cephas,‖ or brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases but the LORD will take me in. 11 Teach me your way, O LORD, ―I follow Christ.‖ 13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for and pains, those oppressed by demons, epileptics, 14 I thank 25 And great crowds you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? and paralytics, and he healed them. and lead me on a level path God that I baptized none of you except Crispus followed him from Galilee and theDecapolis, and from because of my enemies. 12 Give me not up to the will of my adversaries; andGaius, 15 so that no one may say that you were baptized in Jerusalem and Judea, and from beyond the Jordan. my name. 16 (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Psalm 27:1-14 for false witnesses have risen against me, Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone The LORD Is My Light and My Salvation and they breathe out violence. 13 I believe[f] that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD else.) 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach Of David. the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the 27 The LORD is my light and my salvation; in the land of the living! 14 Wait for the LORD; cross of Christ be emptied of its power. whom shall I fear? Christ the Wisdom and Power of God The LORD is the stronghold[a] of my life; be strong, and let your heart take courage; 18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are of whom shall I be afraid? wait for the LORD! 2 When evildoers assail me perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. to eat up my flesh, Matthew 4:12-25 my adversaries and foes,

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