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The Rev. Ernest Brooks

Ernest Brooks III: Disruptions, Detours, and Discernment

Luke 2:41-52

1st Sunday after Christmas - Year C

December 30, 2018

The Rev. Ernest Brooks (other)


We are presented here a story that is unique among the canonical Gospels, appearing only in the Gospel according to Luke. The introductory verses of the first chapter indicate that the author penned this gospel with the intention of sifting through the many "Jesus stories" circulating in the community that had been passed down from those who identified themselves as "eyewitnesses and servants of the word." The objective was to construct an "orderly account" for the faithful whom he identifies as "friends or lovers of God."

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