Matthew 2:1-12, The Messiah of Israel Sought by Gentiles

[January 4, 2015] The Christian celebration of Epiphany is January 6, but since next Sunday is the Baptism of Jesus and we do not have an opportunity to come together on Tuesday, we celebrate the epiphany (or manifestation) of Jesus to the gentiles today. This is offered as an option in the church’s shared lectionary . . . → Read More: Matthew 2:1-12, The Messiah of Israel Sought by Gentiles

Matthew 02:01-23, The Gentiles Seek Him

[January 1, 2012] After introducing Jesus as the Son of David, the fulfillment of Isaiah’s “Coming One,” who is not only the Messiah of Israel but the hope of the Gentiles, Matthew tells us of Gentile magi who come seeking Him, guided by a star in the sky, and of a king (a . . . → Read More: Matthew 02:01-23, The Gentiles Seek Him

Matthew 2:1-18, Gentiles Seek Him

[January 3, 2010] Four weeks ago we spoke on John chapter 1 about the Personhood of God: that God exists face-to-face with God yet each “Face” coinheres (dwells) in the Other, that the essence of the divine nature is this “personal” coinherence, that creation comes into existence as its expression, and that God . . . → Read More: Matthew 2:1-18, Gentiles Seek Him