Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 12-JAN-2020 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Sandy Boyce
Baptism of Jesus – In Jesus' public baptism, he was declaring that he was going to take the side of God's justice, to right wrongs, to lift burdens from the oppressed, to give sight to the blind. Our baptism does not set us apart from the world; rather, it puts us into the world to follow our vocation of following the example of Jesus. From around Australia there are, at present, reports of hundreds of bushfires that are destroying forests, native fauna, farming properties, homes, and livelihoods. People are losing their lives in the fires. And in the middle of it all, in places of greatest threat and need, there are people from many organisations providing generous support to victims. The helpers are from all religions and faiths, working together with compassion, mercy and love. In this sermon we were told especially of Uniting Church disaster chaplaincy. There is great need – and there are many ways to help.
Isaiah 42: 1-9; Matthew 3: 13-17

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