Luke’s account of the baptism of Jesus focuses on his calling and purpose. Although some thought John might be the Christ, John was not. It was Jesus, God’s beloved Son, who would redeem his people, pour out his Spirit upon them, and judge the nations.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ began with the Word of the Prophets, the water of Baptism, and the coming of Christ, who would bestow the Holy Spirit on God’s people.
John prepared his people to receive Christ and the Spirit he would give using the prophetic Word and the water of Baptism.
That such God has given and still gives such gifts is great and good news you’ll want to hear.
Audio Sermon for Pentecost
In this sermon, Pastor Hinkle celebrates Christ’s gift of the Holy Spirit to the Church and encourages his hearers to embrace the way God works in our lives.