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Epiphany 1 2012 – Luke 2:41-52

The LORD is in His holy temple. The tabernacle and temple has their relics and visible presence of YHWH. Do we have the same? Where is the true presence of YHWH today? Where is Jesus today? This is the same question. Jesus is manifest through tangible, worldly, and visible in preaching and the Holy Sacraments. It is fitting for us to set apart a sanctuary to hear and receive. When we do, we are not conformed to the world but transformed by Christ. Thus, our worship is not different that the temple or heaven. It is worship with the Lord, singing, conducting liturgy, and receiving His blessing. Listen to the sermon here: Divine Service 2012-01-07