Gospel Message from Pastor William.
Baptism of Our Lord Sunday (Luke 3:15-17, 21-22)
Jesus is baptized; why? He is baptized, then he prays – a key tool to connect with God. Then, heaven opened up and the Holy Spirit descends upon Jesus in bodily form – baptism is just getting wet if the Holy Spirit isn’t part of it. Then, God speaks; “You are my Son the Beloved” – God claims Jesus as God’s own. Baptism is about being connected to God, being filled with the Holy Spirit, and being claimed as God’s won – for Jesus – and for us.