In this episode, we discuss the readings for the first Sunday after the Epiphany (Year A in the Lectionary cycle: Matthew 3:13-17; Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 29; Isaiah 42:1-9).
We marvel at the Good News that is revealed to the whole world in Jesus' person and ministry to all people as He kindly offers healing, liberation, and restoration. The themes of Jesus' baptism, Peter's proclamation at Cornelius' baptism, the imagery of the Psalm, and the tender care of the Chosen Servant in Isaiah 42 offer us much to meditate on and receive with joy.
The Bible Project
--Bible Project's video on the Baptism of Jesus and article on Baptism in the Bible
--Bible Project's overview of Matthew
--Bible Project's overview of Acts
--Bible Project's overview of Isaiah 40ff
--Ascribe to the Lord song
--The Unseen Realm, by: Michael Heiser
--NT Wright's Galatians course on Udemy
--Truth & Consequences Podcast - Interview with Andrew Pledger
Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.