“In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan” Mark 1:9
What do you know about your baptism? I’m not talking about when or where you were baptized, but about what happened to you when you were baptized. Jesus changed baptism, made it what we call in the Lutheran church ‘a means of grace.’ That is God saves us through baptism by uniting us to Jesus and giving us the gift of the Holy Spirit. Luther said that in baptism we “are redeemed from sin, death and the devil.” It this enormous event in our lives that we are invited to lay claim to, to accept by faith, to believe. It’s also a call to ministry. All of us, by virtue of our baptism are called to join Jesus in ministry and share the good news of God’s love with the world. It’s a big deal!
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