The Sixth Sunday of Epiphany
The Rev. Paul Fuener
If you weren’t able to join us yesterday, watch the sermon here!
The theme I’m taking from the lessons is, “maturity in Christ.” Paul here picks on the Christians in Corinth for their lack of maturity in the faith – he calls them “infants in Christ” because they continue to exhibit immature behaviors such as jealousy and strife, comparing themselves to one another and bragging about which apostle they were following. He urges them to grow up in their faith which, from all our readings, seems to include: true humility before God and with each other, having some measure of control over our sinful behaviors, seeking purity in our thought life, being ruthless in cutting out the things that tempt us to sin, exhibiting integrity, and having a thorough knowledge of Scripture. If we’re not moving in or toward this sort of maturity – if such maturity is not deeply attractive to us – we need to grow up. In this sermon, we look at the path to maturity in Jesus, and why we want to be on it.
With much love and many prayers,