A sermon on baptism by Asst. Hon Curate Revd Dr Nicky von Fraunhofer, delivered at the Sung Communion service on Sunday 13th January 2019 (The Baptism of Christ).
Baptism is for us a sign of God’s judgement on evil, but also God’s mercy, because through faith, we gain a way back to God. Many religions have a theology of judgement, but Christ is unique in bringing us a theology of forgiveness; a gift we see physically enacted in the sacrament of baptism.
Readings: Isaiah 43.1-7; Acts 8.14-17; Luke 3.15-17,21-22