Today is the day set aside in the church year to remember Jesus’ baptism, and therefore it’s a good chance to think about baptism in general. The gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke all have an account of Jesus’ baptism, and there are subtle but important differences. Today I’d like to look at two differences that jump out at me from Luke’s account of the baptism.
First is how it begins: “the people are filled with expectation and questioning in their hearts whether John (the Baptist) might be the messiah.”
It’s human nature to be filled with expectation and to wonder if someone might be the messiah, the savior, the one who will deliver us from our troubles, fix things, restore things, put things right.
As you know, I don’t often get political in my sermons and I never get partisan. But as the election cycle starts g…