Tag Archives: Baptism

Advent 3: Year B

Prepare the Way Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 John the Baptist’s ministry was vital for developing the climax of God’s revelation. The thread of Hebrew religious history had to be brought together to prepare … Continue reading

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Advent 2: Year B

Repent Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a, 18 Mark 1:1-8 John’s ministry is one of preparation, calling people to repentance, baptism, confession and forgiveness – the elements of our own preparation for encountering the living God. There is … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 20, Year A

God’s gracious compassion and generosity Exodus 16:2-15 Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 Matthew narrates one of Jesus’ controversial parables, in which Jesus says the reign of God is like workers who get paid the same no matter when … Continue reading

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The Sixth Sunday of Easter: Year A

The Spirit of Truth Acts of the Apostles 17:22-31 Psalm 66:7-18 1 Peter 3:13-22 John 14:15-21 Jesus does not leave his followers orphaned. Through the Holy Spirit Jesus comes to abide with his disciples of every generation. As Pentecost draws … Continue reading

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The Fourth Sunday in Lent: Year A

Mud and Oil, Light and Understanding 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-14 Come, Spirit of blessing, anoint me with your oil of promise. Do not look upon my appearance, but look at my heart, and choose me … Continue reading

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The Third Sunday in Lent: Year A

Baptismal waters Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 95 Romans 5:1-11 John 4:5-42 Now sanctify this water, we pray you, by the power of your Holy Spirit, that those who here are cleansed from sin and born again may continue for ever in … Continue reading

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The Second Sunday after the Epiphany: Year A

Responding to God’s call to be a “light to the nations” Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-12 I Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-42 Christians see their baptism as a calling into discipleship. Christ calls people into servanthood today as the first disciples were … Continue reading

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