Mark 1:1-8, The Beginning of the Gospel

[December 7, 2014] The Second Sunday of Advent brings us to the beginning of the Gospel according to Mark and introduces us to John the Baptist and his message of repentance. He was telling people to prepare for the one who is to come, “the one who comes after me” the strap of . . . → Read More: Mark 1:1-8, The Beginning of the Gospel

Matthew 3:1-12, The Coming of God [unfinished]

[December 8, 2013] On the first Sunday of Advent we spoke of living with the Christian’s hope, the Lord’s second coming, and being in a state of preparedness for it. This second Sunday of Advent we consider the witness of John the Baptist who called all people to repent in view of the One . . . → Read More: Matthew 3:1-12, The Coming of God [unfinished]

Matthew 3:1-17, The Baptism of Jesus, What It Means

[January 8, 2012] Please see the message, The Baptism of Our Lord, that I preached on January 13, 2008.

The Message of John (Matthew 3:1-17)

John preached a baptism of repentance and proclaimed the Coming One. He appeared dressed like the prophet Elijah and, like this figure, he pronounced the . . . → Read More: Matthew 3:1-17, The Baptism of Jesus, What It Means