In this episode, we discuss the readings for the fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A in the Lectionary cycle: Matthew 5:13-20; 1 Corinthians 2:1-16; Psalm 112:1-10; Isaiah 58:1-12.
We consider Jesus' teaching to His followers that identifies them as beneficial salt and light in the world. We speculate on Paul's statements about having the mind of Christ and discerning things spiritually. We discuss the Psalmist's invitation to walk in God's life-giving blessed ways which include qualities and actions that reflect God's character in communal life. We get goosebumps over Isaiah's prophetic indictment of religiously performative people and his gorgeous call for God's people to actively pursue justice in their communities.
The Bible Project
--Bible Project's overview of Matthew
--Bible Project's overview of 1 Corinthians
--Bible Project's overview of Isaiah
--Metrical Collect for the 5th Sunday after the Epiphany
--Prayers of the People for the season after the Epiphany
--Article about Hody Childress, a farmer who gave generously
--Link to sermons at Advent Anglican - look for Fr. Bruce Waltke's when it goes live!
29:17 1 Corinthians 2:1-16
41:52 Psalm 112:1-10
58:21 Isaiah 58:1-12
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.