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St. Paul Lutheran Church, Runge: To know Jesus is to know God
Jan 16, 2014 | 11 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Lots of hoopla goes on in the news each day and if one follows it, one may have known that there was a meteor shower just lately and if you didn't venture outside to see it, you could have watched it from your couch. Pretty amazing, isn't it? Yet, how much has been said about the most amazing occurrence that has ever happened to mankind? Oh yeah, most just celebrated Christmas and Jesus was born in a stable. Epiphany or the 12th day of Christmas was Jan. 6th and the only place it was even mentioned was on a Christian website. Epiphany is not a hot topic because people have lost sight of its importance.

Manifestation is a Greek word which means to reveal or understand or comprehend something. Do people honestly comprehend and understand and finally realize and confess that Jesus is God and came to dwell among humans? Or do most just state that they are a Christian and not really comprehend? Or does one really comprehend and do they live as a Christian and profess the belief and confess that Jesus is God? Perhaps, one needs more of an 'Aha' moment, an I get it moment, now it all makes sense time in life when one truly understands that the Holy Trinity-God walked with humans and among everyone in the world. Jesus is revealed to humans in many different ways in the time after Epiphany. When John the Baptist baptized Jesus as recorded in Matthew chapter 3 verses 13-17, in verses 16-17 it read, "And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him and behold, a voice from heaven said, 'This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.'" Jesus walked among the people and performed miracles to reveal the fact that He is God. May all confess with their lips and their lives that Jesus is Lord. Epiphany is forever--thank God. 'I once was lost, but now am found; was blind, but now I see'.

Worship services at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Runge begin at 8:30 a.m. Sunday mornings followed by fellowship, Sunday School, and Adult Bible Study. Wednesday women's Bible study is at 9 a.m. at the Monecke's home and Wednesday evening Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. at the church. If you would like directions or more information, please call 239-4616 and ask Shirley. Senior citizens, Thursday the 16 is Third Thursday Fellowship. The church will be having soup and salad so bring a salad or dessert to share. All community senior citizens are encouraged to come at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 to St. Paul Lutheran Church on Wilbern Street in Runge. Visitors are always welcome to Worship services, Bible Study, and fellowship--come and see.
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