Lessons and Hymns for the Baptism of Our Lord A

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

Isaiah 42:1-9
Romans 6:1-11
Matthew 3:13-17

The Triune God Is Manifested and Reveals Himself to Us in Holy Baptism

The Baptism of our Lord is an “epiphany” of the one true God in the flesh and blood of Jesus. He is the chosen Servant of the Lord, anointed with the Spirit for the rescue of God’s people to “bring forth justice to the nations” (Is. 42:1). Thus, He makes all things new, and He is given “as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations” (Is. 42:6). In the waters of the Jordan, He takes His place with sinners and takes all the sins of the world upon Himself. He undergoes the baptism of repentance in order to “fulfill all righteousness” for us (Matt. 3:15). He submits Himself to the curse of sin and death in order to redeem us. We are baptized with a Baptism like His, thereby dying and rising with Him, so that “we will also live with him” (Rom. 6:8). Indeed, all of us who are baptized into Christ Jesus are anointed with His Spirit and 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 River Came Our Lord (LSB 405)
O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright (LSB 395)
Precious Lord, Take My Hand (LSB 739)

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