Second Sunday after Epiphany – John 1:43-51
Grace, peace and mercy to you from our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Most people here today have heard our services begin with the affirmation that, “God has called us to shine the light of Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit into the time and place God has placed us.” This statement is not yet our congregation’s mission statement, but it could be. Regardless of whether we adopt this or not, the statement helps us to understand our identity and to provide a focus for what we might do as God’s people in this time and place.
God’s holy calling of Samuel, Philip, Nathanael, or indeed any of his people as revealed in the Bible, did not stop when the ink was drying on the final verses of Revelation. God continues to call his people today and we continue to struggle and rejoice in God’s holy calling of us to his royal priesthood.
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