Sunday series: 12/07/2008 (#12A)
Where: Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church at 11:15am
“1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; 2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. 3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. 5 And there went out unto him all the land of Judæa, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins. 6 And John was clothed with camel’s hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey; 7 And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose. 8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost. 9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. 10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: 11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 12 And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness. 13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.” (Mark 1:1-13 KJV)
- Second Sunday of Advent;
- arrived at 11:31am
- The gospel must be proclaimed to all. These are the good news that this is God’s will.
- I see myself as a born evil who has to take lots of medicine to be good. It’s hard not to feel [psychotic] even as I am in church. It’s like being born dirty, never dignified, never glorified.
- It’s interesting to hear that Jesus was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan (Mark 1:13 KJV) in a church that doesn’t preach fire-and-brimstone Christianity.
- Painting Fire & Brimstone on this post made by Matthew J. H. Trinder
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