He Qi, "Baptism of Jesus." Used by permission.
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Get ready for Narrative Lectionary Year 4 (Gospel of John). Walk through major themes for fall and spring and gain practical planning resources.
Baptism of Our Lord
Matthew 3:13-17 Commentary
by Karyn Wiseman
Water is one of the most powerful elements on the face of the planet.
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Isaiah 42:1-9 Commentary
by Amy Oden
This passage in Isaiah shows God speaking into the pain of exile to send a servant who will bring justice, and not to Israel only but to all nations.
Psalm 29 Commentary
by James Howell
The 29th Psalm is notorious for being an originally Canaanite psalm, adapted by the Israelites.
Acts 10:34-43 Commentary
by Richard Carlson
This particular text has been chosen for Baptism of our Lord Sunday because it refers both to John’s baptismal mission and to God’s anointing of Jesus with the Holy Spirit as part of a kerygmatic ...
Baptismal Problems and Promises
by David Lose
January 12, 2014
Dear Working Preacher,
Apparently, baptism was always a problem.
The first time it was a problem was when Jesus came to be baptized by John. After all, if Jesus was the Messiah, ...
Brainwave 333 - Baptism of Our Lord (Ordinary 1)
Discussion on texts for Baptism of Our Lord (Ordinary 1) (Jan. 12, 2014): (Gospel) Matthew 3:13-17; (1st Reading) Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 29; (2nd Reading) Acts 10:34-43.