There are parts of the church year that are very familiar to everyone: Advent, Lent, and Easter, for instance. Evangelical circles embrace some of these seasons more than they did just 2 decades ago. In particular, Advent has become more popular in recent years as the ‘lead-up’ to the Christmas season.
But what about Epiphany? The truth is, we as gentiles would not be here if not for what this season represents. It is a season that may be underrated at times. Epiphany is about the light of Christ coming to rest of the world. The magi from the east, of which Pastor Ross preached so eloquently of this last Sunday, were the first gentiles to encounter Christ in the New Testament. This was a clue of the future, for eventually the Christian faith would spread throughout the world. The idea of a Messiah for the whole world and not just the Jews was a revolutionary idea, but for those who have ears to hear, it is obvious God was up to this from the very beginning. Read more