January 26, 2020

A09: The Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A (2020)

Amy Starr Redwine

“Where are you a local?” asks Reverend Amy Starr Redwine, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Virginia. In today’s passage, Matthew 4:12-23, we learn that Jesus does not go to his local places to find his disciples. Instead “he goes to a far flung town on the northern coast of the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum,” says Redwine. In fact, he goes to the most unlikely people in this place, the fishermen. “Unlikely people from an unlikely place. This is how God makes disciples.” Where can God use you as God’s disciple? Where is your Capernaum?

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