Rituals – Baptism


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Baptism                                                                                       Luke 3:21-22

Baptism is the first sermon of the "Ritual"series. The sermons will focus on the rituals of the Christian faith.

Rituals-Baptism

Baptism is the first sermon of the “Ritual”series. The sermons will focus on the rituals of the Christian faith. We start with baptism. Luke does not make a big deal of Jesus’ baptism like Mark and John. He simply says “and Jesus was also baptized.” There is no fanfare, no announcement in the bulletin, no reserving pews for the family, no annual “Baptism Day.”Jesus simply leaves the carpenter shop, takes His place in line and waits for John to yell, “NEXT!”Baptism is a ritual symbolizing cleansing, new life, incorporating one into God’s mighty acts of Salvation. Baptism is also a ritual of humility.  Jesus comes and humbly takes His place in line with the others.

 

 

 
 


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