January 17, 2016

C08: The Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C (2016)

Jim Somerville

Jim Somerville, pastor of Richmond’s First Baptist Church and co-founder of A Sermon for Every Sunday, preaches a sermon from this Sunday’s Gospel lesson: John 2:1-11. In thinking about Jesus turning water into wine, Somerville remembered those rare occasions in his childhood when he got to drink a soda, and how he wondered what it would be like to have all the soda you can drink. What would a boy do with that kind of abundance? What does that kind of abundance have to do with the gospel? Jesus seems to see a connection between copious wine at a wedding and the way God’s kingdom might come in the world.

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