January 7, 2018

B06.2: The Baptism of the Lord, Year B

Jim Somerville

Dr. Jim Somerville, Pastor of Richmond’s First Baptist Church and Co-Founder of A Sermon for Every Sunday preaches a sermon from Mark 1:4-11 called, “From a Ripped-Open Sky.” Only Mark uses the verb schizomenous–“ripped open”–to describe how the sky opened and the Spirit came down. Did he use it in a literal sense? What would it mean to think that God had literally ripped open the divide between heaven and earth and come to be with us in Jesus? Click the play button.