- Created: January 16 2022 January 16 2022
The Baptism of our Lord is an “Epiphany” of the one true God in the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ. In divine mercy, He takes His place with sinners and takes their sin upon Himself. After John had baptized many people, Jesus came and also submitted Himself to a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. He had no sins of His own, but He took the sins of the world upon Himself.
Christ created you for His glory and has redeemed you with His blood, that you may be His own and live with Him in His Kingdom. As you are baptized with a baptism like His, so also are you united with Him in His death and resurrection, that you “might walk in newness of life.” When you pass through the waters of baptism, you are born into His promise: “I will be with you … and the flame shall not consume you.” For all who are baptized into Christ Jesus receive His anointing of the Holy Spirit and are named by His Father as beloved and well-pleasing sons and daughters.
Pastor Funke’s message (mp3)
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