It is a bold claim for one to say that they speak for God. Then again, if you are Jesus the Messiah, the claim is not only bold and earth shattering, that claim is entirely accurate. Jesus makes God’s voice accessible. With this truth comes the invitation to evaluate: Do you and I hear what Jesus is saying? Do we accept it and put it into practice? When people listen to us, are we echoing Jesus’ gracious words? As we hear Jesus speak today, what is His message? On the basis of Jesus’ words and His work, howthen do we engage those God has placed in our lives? Are we making God’s voice accessible for them?
Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-12
Luke 3:15-22, Isaiah 43:1-3, Romans 6:5
Ephesians 1:13-14, 1 Corinthians 12:3-6, John 2:11
Luke 4:16-30, Nehemiah 8:8-10