Sermon January 14 2018 — Second Sunday After the Epiphany

Here’s Pastor Mark’s sermon from January 14, the Second Sunday After the Epiphany.

As We Gather

The prophets like Samuel and apostles like Philip, Nathanael, and Peter were all called directly—immediately by God to serve Him. Pastors in the Office of the Ministry today are also called by God, but mediately through the Church. Apart from those special calls, all Christians are called by God through their Baptism to serve in their specific vocation in life. We discover and “hear” that call where God has promised to be found, namely, in His holy house, through the World of Jesus and He guides us through the various circumstances of our life of faith. The prophets and apostles were commanded to proclaim the World of God. So, too, are we sent “that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of the darkness into His marvelous light.”