Lenten Midweek Series
A Six Week Meditation on the Sacrament of Holy Baptism
Thought for the Day from Bulletin Cover:
Do you live where Christ is? Do you live where God has his delight? Yes, because God has put his words on you too. With the water His name was put on you at your Baptism. You are not just a doubtful, ambiguous, meaningless, hopeless bunch of atoms bouncing around. You have the Word of God put on you. At your Baptism, most certainly, and at Jesus’ baptism too. There Jesus is in solidarity with you and you with him. Because he is the beloved Son, you with him are beloved sons and daughters. You are delighted in and beloved by God.
Rev. Norman Nagel, Sermon for Baptism of our Lord
Small Catechism Responsive Reading:
P: How can water do such great things?
C: Certainly not just water, but the word of God in and with the water does these things, along with the faith which trusts this word of God in the water. For without God’s word the water is plain water and no Baptism. But with the word of God it is a Baptism, that is, a lifegiving water, rich in grace, and a washing of the new birth in the Holy Spirit, as St. Paul says in Titus, chapter three: “He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by His grace, we might become heir having the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy saying.” (Titus 3:5-8)
This evening’s sermon was preached by Chaplain Rev. Graham Glover USARMY CPT. Rev. Glover is a member of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer and serves the soldiers of Fort Benning, GA. Please click the player below to listen to this message on 1 Peter 3:18-22.