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Isaiah 42:1-9

Epiphany 1A

On this First Sunday after Epiphany, the world-wide church celebrates the baptism of Jesus because that event was the first manifestation of the glory of God in the adult ministry of Jesus.  To help us see the magnificence of Christ’s glory, the Lectionary selects Isaiah 42 for its Old Testament reading.  It is a fine…

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Isaiah 42:1-9

Epiphany 1A

Christians are sometimes prone to hurdle the Old Testament’s original context in order to sprint to the finish line that is the Jesus to whom it points.  We always want, after all, to preach and teach Christ and him crucified. So preachers and teachers sometimes treat texts like Isaiah 42 as little more than an…

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