From The Pulpit of DUMC

#123. January 3, 2021 - Rev. Dianne Lawhorn

Episode Summary

Join us this week as we continue in our journey from Christmas to Epiphany. Epiphany is the culmination of all that we’ve been anticipating during Advent, as we continue taking steps out of darkness and into light. Our biblical text for Sunday is Matthew 2:1-12 the story of the Magi’s journey to see Jesus. We will experience together the gift that the Magi received through this encounter. We will also discover who missed out on this gift. The chief priests in Herod's court had much biblical knowledge--they knew where the Messiah was to be born and here are the Magi saying that it has happened-- and they made no movement toward the manger along with the Magi. They stayed behind with Herod. What’s the lesson here? Biblical knowledge means nothing, unless it takes us on a deeper pursuit of and encounter with Jesus!