Epiphany (Written by Joseph Phillips)

Posted on January 6, 2016


A great piece by Pastor Joseph Phillips discussing a significant date on the church calendar that celebrates Epiphany.

Joseph Phillips

Center City Church,

In the Christian Church calendar, today is Epiphany (I’m sure all of you had this in your personal calendars and have been counting down the days since last January 6th). As I was typing these words my wife Chelsi just asked what I was writing. When I said, “I’m writing an email to the church for Epiphany,” she said, “Excuse me, what?”

So what is Epiphany?

Epiphany means manifestation. What the Church celebrates today is the manifestation of Jesus to the whole world; after being made known to the shepherds of Bethlehem, He is revealed to the Magi (wise men) who have come from the East to adore Him.

Jesus is still able to be found today. In the Gospel of Matthew Jesus said, “…seek and you will find…” (Mt. 7:7). I believe that. Advent reminded us that God became flesh in Jesus. But belief that Jesus…

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