Baptism of the Lord (Year: C)
Date: Sunday, January 13th, 2019, 11:00
Old Testament: Isa. 43:1-7
1But now, this is what the LORD says- he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
2When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
3For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead.
4Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give men in exchange for you, and people in exchange for your life.
5Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.
6I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' and to the south, 'Do not hold them back.' Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth-
7everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made."
Isaiah 43:1-7 (NIV)
1Ascribe to the LORD, O mighty ones, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
2Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.
3The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD thunders over the mighty waters.
4The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is majestic.
5The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; the LORD breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
6He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, Sirion like a young wild ox.
7The voice of the LORD strikes with flashes of lightning.
8The voice of the LORD shakes the desert; the LORD shakes the Desert of Kadesh.
9The voice of the LORD twists the oaks and strips the forests bare. And in his temple all cry, "Glory!"
10The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD is enthroned as King forever.
11The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.
Psalms 29 (NIV)
14When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them.
15When they arrived, they prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit,
16because the Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them; they had simply been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus.
17Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
Acts 8:14-17 (NIV)
15The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Christ.
16John answered them all, "I baptize you with water. But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
17His winnowing fork is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
21When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened
22and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased."
Luke 3:15-17,21-22 (NIV)