The Spirit immediately drove Jesus out into the wilderness.
The Baptism of Jesus
The First Sunday of Epiphany[Baptism of the Lord]: 10 Jan 2021: Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11 ~ Baptized!
“He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
After his baptism, as Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and settling on him.
Wednesday Morning: 13 Nov 2019 – Luke 2:1-3:22 ~ Jesus is God’s dearly loved Son who brings Him great joy.
“Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”
“I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.” [Read more…]
Morning Reading: Fri, 12 Jan – Matthew 3-4 ~ And so it begins: Jesus’ baptism, temptation and ministry
I baptize with water those who repent of their sins and turn to God. But someone is coming soon who is greater than I am—so much greater that I’m not worthy even to be his slave and carry his sandals. [Read more…]
Daily Reading: 10 June – The Living Word: Baptism and Temptation – Matthew 3:13-4:17 ~ preparation for ministry
This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.