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The Rev. Dr. Sharon E. Watkins

Where Earth and Heaven Meet

John 1:43-51

2nd Sunday after Epiphany - Year B

January 15, 2012

The Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins (CC(DC))

In so many ways, it was the unlikeliest meeting. Nathanael didn't even want to meet the guy. He was just doing it as a favor to his friend. I mean, honestly? The one of whom the prophets spoke? Some self-appointed teacher from that back woods little town of Nazareth?

It turned out, though, that this guy, Jesus, at least had a sense of humor. He quipped right back-- Glad to meet you, Nathanael . . . an Israelite without deceit.

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The Rev. Dr. Bill J. Leonard

Pursuing the Prophetic

John 1:29-42

2nd Sunday after Epiphany - Year A

January 16, 2011

The Rev. Dr. Bill Leonard (CBF)

John the Baptizer scares me, always has.  He is so prophetic, a formidable presence from the beginning, kicking to high heaven in his mama's belly when the pregnant virgin Mary comes to visit, celebrating the embryonic presence of cousin Jesus before either of them entered the world.  Indeed, John's mother, Elizabeth, says to Jesus' mother, Mary: "For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy." (Luke 1:44). John was prophetic even in utero.  

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