8th January: Introducing Jesus: My dearly loved Son

Rev Jim Edie starts our “Introducing Jesus” series this week with “My dearly loved Son”, based on Matt 3: 13-17.

Song at the end of the sermon: “To Be Like you (Full of Compassion)”:

Matt 3: 13-17

The Baptism of Jesus

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”

15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.

16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

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