Epiphany: The surprise of finding God in Jesus
We’re starting the new year by observing the season of Epiphany. It’s about discovering the divine life of Jesus (and because of that discovery, finding God in our neighbors, our enemies, and ourselves).
In addition to our weekly teachings, we’ll also be reading the four New Testament stories of Jesus — the Gospels — together. Each day’s reading should only take about 15 minutes, and we have the weekends off so you can take a break or get caught up.
As you read, give yourself permission to be frustrated, encouraged, confused, excited, challenged, bored, and inspired. Honest reading usually brings up all kinds of feelings. But as those feelings come up, sit with them long enough to let them teach you something.
This is a great exercise to share with others, too. Whether you’re part of an SBCC table or have friends or family to talk with, consider reflecting with others as you work through the text.
Gospels for Epiphany reading guide
Jan. 11: Matt. 1-3
Jan. 12: Matt. 4-6
Jan. 13: Matt. 7-9
Jan. 14: Matt. 10-12
Jan. 15: Matt. 13-15