Isaiah’s Epiphany

Bethel Baptist Church

 

Today is the first Sunday of 2019: New Year Sunday. On the Christian Calendar, it is Epiphany, which celebrates the wise men who came to worship Jesus at his birth.

The message today is titled Isaiah’s Epiphany. In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw also the Lord (Isaiah 6: 1). The word “epiphany” describes a sudden realization or a transcendental revelation in one’s life. New Year celebrations mark a new cycle of the earth’s movement around the sun or of the moon’s movement around the earth. Time, as measured by these movements, is devoid of content. It is events and experiences occurring during these planetary movements that endow time with meaning. This is probably why New Year resolutions are made as personal pledges of the content we intend to put into the New Year. Continue reading

Do you look on outward appearances?

Bethel Baptist Church Service: April 15, 2018: 10:15 am

The Message: ‘Do you look at Outward Appearance?’ begins with humorous incidents of looking at outward appearances and with the admonition not to judge others by their appearance. There is also the reminder that God does not judge by outward appearances but instead looks at the heart. Continue reading