The Baptism of Our Lord

Sermon for Jan. 12, 2014

painting by Davezelenka 2005

Did you try it out yet? I know last Sunday was a long time ago, but do you remember my challenge? The challenge was to look yourself in the mirror, and to proclaim, to remind yourself, “I am a child of God, and doggone it, God is going to use me to change the world.”


I encouraged you to do that because of John’s words- “But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave the power to become the children of God.”

That is a blessing that reaches through the ages, through all of the faithful generations of the church, right down to you and me. It is not a promise that relies on what we do or don’t do. It’s not a promise that relies on how “strong your faith feels” right now or whether or not you have “come to Jesus”. It is a promise that God makes to you, because you are a claimed and chosen child of God in your baptism. You are named and claimed as God’s child in that moment. So let’s try it again:

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Refresh, Revive, Rejoice! A Lutheran Revival

Our Lutheran Revival is coming up in less than two months!  This is a wonderful afternoon of learning, worship, fellowship, fun and mission- not to be missed!

Click here to view the schedule and flier.

When: Oct. 6, 2pm-6:30pm

What: A revival of workshops, music, preaching, food and more.

Who: Everyone who is interested in praising God and sharing God’s love.

Where: St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1200 Old Rixeyville Road, Culpeper VA 22701