A January Sermon Series

Each year as the ball drops and cultural pressures for reinvention rise, it can feel tempting to assume the you of yesterday is filled with flaws just waiting to be corrected in this new year. And yet, the God who created you doesn’t see you as a body to be fixed, a mind to be reshaped, a heart to be polished, a whole ‘you’ to be perfected. Rather, the God who comes close and takes on human form in Jesus is the same God who sees humanity as beloved creations, all of us beckoned into greater wholeness and hope with each new day. What might it look like to trade the “new year, new you” mantra for trust that the you you are is beloved already, regardless of reinvention? 
This January, we’ll explore the ways that the season of Epiphany – of revealing, of discovery, of (in the words of James Joyce) “moments when the soul is born” – is precisely the season to root ourselves again and again in our belovedness, for this is precisely where it all begins. 

 

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January 2
“New Year, Beloved You: Shine”
Isaiah 60:1-6

 

January 9
“New Year, Beloved You: Be Loved”
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

January 23
“New Year, Beloved You: Claim Authority”
Luke 4:14-30

 

January 30 
“New Year, Beloved You: Go Deep”
Luke 5:1-11

 

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