The Good News of Repentance

The Good News of Repentance

Sermon Introduction –

“Repentance” can feel like such an unpleasant word. What does it mean for us to repent? Is there any excitement or joy to find as we do it?

Introduction to this week’s readings –

As we continue through the time after Epiphany, stories of the call to discipleship show us the implications of our baptismal calling to show Christ to the world. Jesus begins proclaiming the good news and calling people to repentance right after John the Baptist is arrested for preaching in a similar way. Knowing that John was later executed, we see at the very outset the cost of discipleship. Still, the two sets of brothers leave everything they have known and worked for all their lives to follow Jesus and fish for people.


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