Sermon for Sunday January 8–“Throw the Book At Them!”

Sunday’s worship was very powerful. We began with the Ordination and Installation of the New Consistory members. We then had a re-affirmation of Baptism based on the New Year’s Covenant Service of John Wesley. We ended the service with a celebration of the Lord’s Supper.

Baptism was the theme around which the sermon was crafted. The scripture for that morning was Mark 1:4-11, Mark’s account of Jesus’ baptism. I begin and end the service with remarks about two of the more memorable baptisms I’ve conducted over the years and how the Spirit moved in each one.

Throw the Book at Them