At the heart of our life together stands Jesus of Nazareth, the author and finisher of our faith. Through him creation came into being, and he alone reveals to us all the glory of the Father. He redeemed us from Satan’s tyranny and sin’s bondage, and he alone will ultimately restore all things, under God’s reign. His triumph and power are everywhere pictured and affirmed in Scripture, and nowhere clearer than the numerous “I am” statements strewn throughout the Bible, especially in the Gospel of John.
Our 2016-17 Church Year Calendar, Jesus of Nazareth, the Great I Am, connects the liturgical year with Jesus as the all sufficient “I am.” For instance, in Advent he is seen as the Word become flesh (John 1.14), in Christmas as he who said, “Before Abraham was, I Am” (John 5.58), and in Epiphany as “I am the Light of the world” (John 8.12). Each season displays a particular vantage point of our Lord’s work through his statements, provided to enhance our meditation of his glory and his work.
The 2016-17 calendar follows the traditional feast days and celebrations, from Advent to the Reign of Christ the King, along with the weekly texts of the Revised Common Lectionary Year A. Come, behold the wonder of Jesus of Nazareth through his “I am” statements, drawing near to him who soon will restore creation under God’s rule.
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