Discussion Questions for Day of Epiphany

  1. Society has already packed up Christmas; how do this week’s readings keep the season alive in your congregation/home?
  2. How does Isaiah 60:1-6 call us to pivot from arrival of Magi to arrival of Epiphany, a season of revelation
  3. How does your congregation live out Ephesians 3:10, the mystery of God revealed in the church?
  4. What do we learn from the story of the magi about how God reaches out to all people? (Matt 2:1-12)

How to Use these Questions

These questions are intended to stimulate conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the coming week. They are designed to be accessible to individuals and groups (and not limited to preachers) who are reading the lectionary texts in advance of worship.

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If you have specific suggestions, general comments or words of encouragement related to Working Preacher's Reflect & Connect discussion questions, please let us know via email at cbp@luthersem.edu. Thanks for participating, and for sharing these questions with your colleagues and members of your congregation!