Sermon: Living water, living people, living world
Texts: Isaiah 42:1-9; Matthew 3:13-17
Speaker: Joel Miller
Chances are, if you had nativity sets in your home during Advent, they’re put away for the year. Each figure carefully wrapped in newspaper, or not-so-carefully tossed in a box, placed back in the basement, or attic, or wherever might be your storage area of choice or necessity. Our ceramic set managed to make it through another season without any further casualties to add to the broken right donkey ear and broken right angel wing from past years. Fortunately, our wood set looks as good as the day we got it.
If you still have a nativity or ten sitting out, don’t let me rush you. I would, actually, like to keep the nativity in mind for this one more Sunday.
A lot of time passes between the birth of Jesus and the baptism of Jesus, about 30 years, but not a lot of text in our Bibles. In Matthew the baptism occurs...