When the great reformer Martin Luther was tempted, he often put his hand on his head to remind himself that he was baptized, that he was different, and that he could resist temptation because of his connection with Christ. In this message, we will look at how the water of baptism sets us apart as Christians.
God didn’t want people to be surprised or unprepared for the coming of Jesus. This is why God sent his word through John the Baptist. John was to get people ready for Jesus and prepare the way of the Lord. He was like the Doberman Pinscher of Christmas.
How might the story of Jesus as we near Easter cause us to come alive? How might it give us hope? How might it give us new direction? How might we be resurrected?