Lessons and Hymns for The Baptism of Our Lord C

These are the Scripture lessons you will hear this coming Sunday:

Isaiah 43:1-7
Romans 6:1-11
Luke 3:15-22

The Triune God Opens Heaven to You in Holy Baptism

The Baptism of our Lord is an “Epiphany” of the one true God in the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ. In divine mercy, He takes His place with sinners and takes their sin upon Himself. “When all the people were baptized,” Jesus submitted Himself to a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Luke 3:21). He had no sins of His own, but He took the sins of the world upon Himself and so was baptized into His own death. Therefore, “when you pass through the waters,” He is with you (Is. 43:2). He created you for His glory, and He has redeemed you with His blood, that you may be His own and live with Him in His kingdom (Is. 43:1, 7). As you are baptized with a baptism like His, so also are you united with Him in His death and resurrection that you “might walk in newness of life” (Rom. 6:4). For all who are baptized into Christ Jesus receive His anointing of the Holy Spirit and are named by His Father as beloved and well-pleasing sons and daughters.

These are the hymns we will sing:

Baptized Into Your Name Most Holy (LSB 590)
To Jordan’s Bank Came Our Lord (LSB 405)
Songs of Thankfulness and Praise (LSB 394)
I Lay My Sins on Jesus (LSB 606)
O Rejoice, Ye Christians, Loudly (LSB 897)

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