Epiphany: Renewal (Matthew 4:12-23)

Ruth EdyRuth Edy, January 26, 2014
Part of the Sunday Services series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

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Matthew 4:12–23 (Listen)

12 Now when he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth he went and lived in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 so that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:

15   “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
    the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—
16   the people dwelling in darkness
    have seen a great light,
  and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death,
    on them a light has dawned.”

17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21 And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

23 And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.

(ESV)


About Ruth Edy: Ruth is married to Bob Edy and is a mother, grandmother and retired teacher. She taught mainly Latin at Henry Box School for over 20 years which she enjoyed enormously.She became a Licensed Lay Minister in 2006 and served St Bartholomew's until May 2015 when she left with Bob to move to Rendcomb College. We hope she will come back at a later date as a guest preacher.

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