Sermons on Baptism of the Lord

Doing A 180

Text:  Luke 3:7-16 This Sunday is Baptism of Our Lord Sunday.  That Christ would be baptized might seem a paradox since the church has long emphasized that adult baptism is meant for remission of past sins and that Christ was said to be born without sin.  However, by humbling himself and being baptized by John the Baptist, Christ is seen taking on the sins of others and giving his followers a model to replicate.  This act was necessary not for…

Doing a 180

Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented. As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of…