Here’s the audio of the sermon for our radio broadcast on Sunday, January 10, 2021, which is Baptism of the Lord Sunday. The title of the sermon is “Why was Jesus Baptized, and Why Should We Be Baptized?” The text is Mark 1:4-11. Our full 30-minute radio broadcast is found at our church website, chathambc.net, at this link. I hope this is a blessing to you.
Jesus’ baptism was the central, but not only time, that heaven and earth met with extraordinary result. This meeting of heaven and earth is what Jesus taught us to pray for when He said, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Heaven and earth will ultimately meet again finally and forever when all things are made new. Because of the unique experience of Jesus’ baptism, our own baptisms become the meeting place of heaven and earth, too.
Here’s the link to the sermon I preached on Sunday, January 8, 2012, Heaven and Earth Meet in the Waters of Baptism: http://traffic.libsyn.com/chuckwarnock/Heaven_and_Earth_Meet_in_the_Waters_of_Baptism.mp3