Today’s Passage: Matthew 4:12-23
Message [used with permission from A Sermon for Every Sunday]: Unlikely People, Unlikely Places – The Third Sunday after the Epiphany [1 26 20] by Reverend Amy Starr Redwine, pastor and head of staff at First Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Virginia.
“Where are you a local?” asks Reverend Amy Starr Redwine. 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 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?