In researching good sermons for last Friday’s post, I was torn between 2 excellent sermons by Rev Hans Fiene. I decided to go with the more recent sermon because I would like for this blog to track with the Church year a little better. However, the other sermon from January 8, 2017 at River of Life Lutheran Church, Channahon, IL, is so good, I thought we’d give it a listen today. The questions of “What are we? To whom do we belong? Where do we find our assurance?” are wonderfully addressed in this sermon.
Rev. Fiene is also the creator of Lutheran Satire, a multimedia project intended to teach the orthodox Lutheran faith through the use of humor. Lutheran Satire’s website can be found here (http://lutheransatire.org/) and the YouTube channel can be found here (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheLutheranSatire).
Source: River of Life Lutheran Church
Matthew 3:13-17 (ESV) | The Baptism of Jesus
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”
In Christ Jesus,