Traditional Service Worship: 11:00 am – January 13, 2019

Pastor Bryan George

Sermon title: RE:Fresh my View: Baptism

Scripture: Matthew 3:13-17; Isaiah 42:1-9

Focus: We can be refreshed in our view of ourselves by remembering our baptism, and what the Holy Spirit is doing in our lives as we pursue a relationship with Christ.

I) Changing Joelle’s Wiper Blades at Thanksgiving to REfresh her view!

  • How the grime builds up so slowly that we miss how bad it can become
  • The voices of unworthiness build up huge callouses on our soul
    • The hunger to hear that we are beloved: An article on a Happiness App

II) Why Did Jesus get baptized in the muddy Jordan? (Matthew 3:13-17)

  • It was proper to fulfill all righteousness (v.15)  
  • Affirmed his Father’s Love for him (v. 16-17)
    •   The Heavens Opened
    • The Dove Descended
    • The Voice Called Out: God is well pleased because Jesus seeks to please God in humility

III) Why should we receive and be reminded of our baptism?  (Matthew 28:18-20)

  • Cleansing of Sin (Acts 2:38)
  • Growth and Transformation (Galatians 3:27)
  • New Birth (Titus 3:5)

IV) How does the mark of baptism really translate to our Lives?

  • God Initiates a Relationship
  • Reminded that we are beloved and called by our Lord for a purpose
    • Times we need that!