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The Gospel Revealed
 
 
January 23, 2022
Third Sunday after Epiphany
 
The Gospel Revealed...In The Spirit
 
 
Scriptures: 
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Psalm 19
1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
Luke 4:14-21
 
"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer." Psalm 19:14  These words of the psalm are a popular prayer among pastors before they preach because they form an invitation of the Holy Spirit into the heart of the preacher. When we gather as the body of Christ on Sundays we do so to hear the Gospel and our ears are opened in the work of the Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that empowers our being as members of the Body of Christ in the world. Jesus is filled with the Holy Spirit in our Gospel story and word gets out about the power of God at work through him and his ministry. Jesus declared the word of Isaiah fulfilled in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Daily Devotion
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

So they read from the book, from the law of God, with interpretation.  They gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading. Nehemiah 8:vs8 We’ve all had that class in school where you sat listening to the teacher read from the text and no matter how hard you listen or how many notes you take you just don’t understand and you can’t figure out what is important, and will probably be on the next test. Then someone notices your lost and confused expression and comes over and explains it to you in a way that YOU GET IT!  You understand what is important, and what is probably on the next test. In our lesson today Ezra opened the Book of Laws and began reading with interpretation to make sure that everyone in the crowd understood what is important. As Lutherans we accept the readings of the Bible.  We believe it is the word of God…but sometimes we read a lesson and start searching for, what is God trying to tell me? How does this apply to me and my life? We begin to contemplate and pray that God will interpret it in a way we understand.  When God answers we realize what he is telling us and what is important.  “WE GET IT!” As we read our scriptures and follow God's word, remember God is listening and he will answer. Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for your love and guidance. Amen

Written By: Trudy Hanson


 

 
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