Sunday, January 9, 2011

Meeting in the Water

The story of the baptism of Jesus by John is recounted in all three Synoptic Gospels and referred to in the Gospel of John. That sounds as if it is an important story, but what does it mean to say that Jesus was baptised? We think of baptism as a way to "wash away sins" or as a symbolic act of obedience, but we also are taught that Jesus was without sin, and was God Incarnate. Do either of these explanations help us to understand what it means to say that Jesus was baptised? What important lesson is contained in this pericope such that it appears in all the Gospels? Come join the joint congregations of the Chapel of St. Starbuck's and Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte Kentucky for our sermon this week from Matthew's Gospel, "Meeting in the Water" by clicking on any blue text.

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