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Matthew 3: 13-17 The Baptism and Revelation of Jesus

Matthew 3: 13-17 Parallel Mark 1: 9-11, Luke 3: 21-22 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, … Continue reading

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Matthew 3: 1-12 The Herald of the Kingdom of Heaven

Matthew 3: 1-12 Parallel Mark 1: 2-8, Luke 3: 1-17 1 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3 This is the one of … Continue reading

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Images for Baptism of our Lord

This is another festival where there are no shortages of images out there. Particularly in ancient art baptism is frequently portrayed as well as the baptism of Jesus. Also the reading from the New Testament is from the baptism of … Continue reading

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Freedom for Fear and Shame: Grace in our Lives-A Sermon from July 21,2013

I don’t think it is a coincidence that the most common command in the bible is “do not be afraid.” And yet fear is a very real force in all of our lives and it causes us to do some … Continue reading

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The Place of Authority 2-4: The Practices of the Early Church

Baptism Fresco on the Catacombs of St. Marcellinus and Peter, Via Labicana, Rome, Italy There are two ways, one of life and one of death, but a great difference between the two ways. The way of life, then, is this: … Continue reading

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