Sermons on Baptism

Sermons on Baptism

January 15: Our Side of Baptism

  Our Side of Baptism (2/2) Note: this video also includes the Wesley Covenant Renewal portion of the worship service. This link to the hardcopy of this service is also the bottom of the page. Scripture: Psalm 50 and John 15:1-8 Other sermons in this series #1: God’s Side of Baptism You might have heard that the someone in Maine has the winning ticket for Friday’s $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot drawing. But he or she is not yet a…

January 8: God’s Side of Baptism

  God’s Side of Baptism (1/2) Scripture: Matthew 3:13-27 Other sermons in this series #2: Our Side of Baptism Have you ever wondered why Jesus had to be baptized, especially considering the purpose of John’s baptisms? Today’s reading picks up in the middle of explaining the ministry of John the Baptist. The Gospel writers gave him the moniker “John the Baptist” because the focus of his ministry was baptizing people. (It also differentiated him from Jesus’ disciple named John.) John’s…

January 9: Called to Ministry

  This is is the first in a 3-part sermon series entitled “Called to Ministry.” By virtue of water baptism, Christians receive a “call” to a ministry which is common to all followers of Jesus. Among the baptized, God calls some to ‘set apart’ ministries, the most common being a call to ordained ministry. The United Methodist Church has two orders of ordination: deacon and elder. Today is ‘Baptism of the Lord Sunday’ on the liturgical calendar, and the theme…