Jan 08, 2023


Passage: Matthew

Preacher: Pastor Joshua Reifsteck

Series: Christmas

Category: Calvary Lutheran Church

Keywords: jesus, well, john, baptist, inadequate, son, pleased, beloved, hesitation


The Baptism John proclaimed was for repentance, that people might be ready to receive the Messiah, Jesus. All people had something to repent of, some way in which they fell short of God’s commands. However, when Jesus asked to be baptized, John was taken aback! John felt unworthy to baptized Jesus. Did John feel inadequate? Not up to the task? Today, we explore our own calling as Jesus’ followers. How are we measuring up? And what does God’s Word say to us about our performance?


(Note: The audio and video recordings begin with the Gospel reading on which the sermon is based.)

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