Sermon: My Beloved Child

“My Beloved Child”

(January 10, 2010) Baptism is about many things: a calling from God, a commitment to a way of life and service, but first and foremost, a claiming. Baptism is a time when God claims us as children– or more to the point, when it is revealed to us that God has always claimed us as children. As we ‘remember our baptism,’ we do not call to mind a day or a ceremony, but a promise, an eternal truth: that just as surely and deeply s God loves and claims Jesus, God loves and claims each of us as children. (Luke 3:15-17, 21-22) [closing prayer section has been abbreviated].

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