December 28, 2014
Matthew 2:1-12: The Magi visit the infant Jesus
Reflection on the Text
People from outside the culture and geography of Jesus were drawn to him through astrology; the study of the stars. Their craft didn’t provide concrete answers. Instead, it set them on a quest. They set off in search of a meaning for the bright star. Their search sent them to Jesus. All kinds of people find Jesus through all kinds of ways.
Elim's weekly worship services focus on the Narrative Lectionary, which follows the sweep of the biblical story arranged in a narrative sequence to help us see Scripture as a story that has coherence and a dynamic movement. The arc of Elim's Biblical teachings are rooted in this understanding of scripture.