7. January, 2018Podcast, Worship, Worship Video Comments Off on First Sunday after the Epiphany – The Baptism of Our Lord

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Bible Readings Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-12, Ephesians 3:2-12
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Pastor Paul A. Tullberg
Sermon text: Ephesians 3:2-12
Surely you have heard of the administration of God’s grace given to me for you,  namely, that the mystery was made known to me by revelation (as I have already written briefly).  When you read this, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ.  
This mystery was not made known to people in past generations
as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to his holy apostles and prophets.  This mystery is that in Christ Jesus the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and people who also share in the promise through the gospel.
 I became a servant of this gospel, in keeping with the gift of God’s grace that was given to me by the working of his power.  To me—even though I am the very least of all the saints—was given this grace: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ  and to enlighten everyone about the administration of this mystery. In past ages this mystery remained hidden in God, who created all things. 
 He did this so that, through His gathered believers, the multifaceted wisdom of God in the heavenly places might now be made known to the rulers and authorities.  This was done according to the eternal purpose that God accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.  In Him we can freely approach God with confidence through faith in Him.

From The Holy Bible, Evangelical Heritage VersionTM (EHVTM)
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