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  • Baptism In Matthew Series

    Contributed by Nathan Eyland on Mar 11, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,009 views

    Why do churches practise Baptism? From where does it come?

    Eighteen months after Leni and I were married we went on a bit of a world tour. We visited places that were important in our development as people. Leni took me to Greece, to see the places where we parents came from. I took Leni to South Africa, where my mother was from and the place where I ...read more

  • Jesus Is Baptised

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Feb 8, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,292 views

    This Jesus, who lowers himself to the depth of us failed human beings, is the Beloved Son of the Living God. His baptism, unnecessary as it was in terms of repentance from sin, nevertheless shows us the importance of submitting to God’s law, God’s will f

    I imagine many of you may be unaware that today is the day the church traditionally remembers the baptism of Jesus. So how appropriate that today we should be baptising Caleb. As we just read, Jesus too was baptised, not as a baby, but as an adult, as a sign that he was about to begin his work for ...read more

  • Leaving The Carpenter's Shop Series

    Contributed by Bud Ross on Jan 28, 2005
    based on 25 ratings
     | 3,488 views

    Jesus’ baptism was a transition from the tranquil world of his father’s carpenter shop into his Father’s world of kingdom building.

    My parents owned a small neighborhood grocery. Our house was located directly behind the store. As a child my world revolved around that store. People who bought their groceries there weren’t just customers, they were friends. The man who operated a road grader always stopped to drink a ...read more

  • Remember And Be Thankful

    Contributed by Greg Buchner on Jan 19, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,403 views

    Even in the midst of all that is happening around us, we can remember what Christ has done for us and be thankful. (Remember our Baptism Service)

    “Remember and Be Thankful…” Matthew 3:13-17 (quotes taken from the NKJV unless noted) Wakelee Church ~ January 16, 2005 Theme: Even in the midst of all that is happening around us, we can remember what Christ has done for us and be thankful. Introduction – ...read more

  • And The Heavens Opened

    Contributed by John Erickson on Jan 14, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,372 views

    At Jesus’ baptism the heavens were opened and there was no longer a separation from God.

    SERMON 01/09/2005 And The Heavens Opened Grace and Peace from God our Father and Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Genesis 1:6-8. And God said, "Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters." So God made the dome and separated the ...read more

  • I Have Come To Do It All

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Jan 14, 2005
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,945 views

    Jesus came to do it all, including being baptized. What are the implications for us?

    Matthew 3:13-17: I HAVE COME TO DO IT ALL In the name of Jesus, who was baptized as part of his plan to fulfill all righteousness for you, for me, and for the whole world. Dear Friends. Isn’t it frustrating, sometimes, when you’re not able to get everything done that you want to do? ...read more

  • Why Did Jesus Get Baptized?

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Jan 14, 2005
    based on 63 ratings
     | 24,077 views

    A sermon on the significance of Jesus baptism for our redemption.

    Matthew 3:13-17 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?" 15 Jesus replied, "Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness." Then John ...read more

  • What Is Baptism

    Contributed by David Trexler on Jan 13, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,661 views

    I like to think of Baptism as a humidifier for my mind, body, and soul.

    Sermon for Matthew 3:13-17 Baptism of our Lord January 9th 2005 First things first. What is Baptism? It is simple water combined with God’s word of Promise. It is one of two Sacraments in the Lutheran Tradition along with Holy Communion. Both of which we will experience today. So what is ...read more

  • Christ' Baptism

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 11, 2005
    based on 27 ratings
     | 1,047 views

    Jesus identifies with us in baptism

    NR 09-01-05 The Baptism of Jesus Story: Many of us are still shocked by the Tsunami that struck in the early hours of Boxing Day 2004. It was caused by the Australian and Eurasian tectonic plates in the earth’s crust moved violently against each other. The resulting earthquake was so ...read more

  • "The Water's Fine"

    Contributed by J. Curtis Goforth, O.s.l. on Jan 11, 2005
    based on 70 ratings
     | 5,386 views

    The Baptism of the Lord First Sunday in Ordinary Time

    One of my favorite movies is made by the Coen Brothers. It is called “O Brother, Where Art Thou.” It features George Clooney and John Turturro as these escaped convicts in the depression of the 1930’s in America. George Clooney is a smooth-talker in jail for practicing law without a license. ...read more

  • Being With Us

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jan 6, 2005
    based on 49 ratings
     | 2,378 views

    A sermon for the first Sunday after the Epiphany The Baptism of Jesus

    Baptism of Jesus First Sunday after the epiphany Matthew 3:13-17 "Being with Us"   "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, ...read more

  • A Powerful Witness

    Contributed by Ben Bannister on Oct 13, 2004
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,515 views

    God gave us John the Baptist as an example on how to have a powerful witness.

    Text: Matthew 3:1-17 ETS: This passage details the early ministry of John the Baptist. ESS: God gave us John as an example of a powerful witness. OSS: God’s people will be effective witnesses. PQ: What are the characteristics of a powerful witness? UW: Characteristics Title: A Powerful ...read more

  • Following Jesus To The Water

    Contributed by Matthew Morine on Sep 28, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,889 views

    The world is confused about baptism. We follow Christ to the water to be baptized like him.

    FOLLOWING JESUS TO THE WATER FOCUS: THE BAPTISM OF JESUS GIVES PRINCIPLES THAT CHRISTIANS CAN FOOLOW AS THEY FOLLOW JESUS INTO THE WATER. FUNCTION: TO ENCOURAGE CHRISTIANS TO FOLLOW JESUS INTO THE WATER AS A MODEL FOR BAPTISM. INTRODUCTION In the religious world there have been ...read more

  • Jesus, The Son Series

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on Sep 9, 2004
    based on 27 ratings
     | 3,267 views

    Phrase two of the Creed, "And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord."

    JESUS, THE SON TEXT: Matt. 3:13-17; 2 Sam. 7:11b - 16 For those of you just tuning in, we have begun a look at one of the ancient maps of the Christian faith, the Apostles’ Creed. I think it’s fair to say that every line of this creed has been questioned and debated from the very beginning. ...read more

  • The Wonder Of His Baptism Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jul 20, 2004
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,607 views

    Jesus’ complete devotion to God

    THE WONDER OF HIS BAPTISM MATTHEW 3:13-17 INTRODUCTION TO SERIES: Today we are starting a new series of messages entitled, “the wonder of it all.” Between now and the Sunday after Easter I want us to look at 8 incidents in the life of Jesus that demonstrate the wonder of His existence ...read more