January 13, 2019

C07: The Baptism of the Lord, Year C (2019)

Jim Somerville

Jim Somerville, Pastor of Richmond’s First Baptist Church and Co-Founder of A Sermon for Every Sunday, preaches a sermon from Luke 3:15-17, 21-22, for Baptism of the Lord Sunday. In this largely autobiographical sermon, Somerville tells the surprising story of his own decision to be baptized, and wonders what made Jesus get up from wherever he was and whatever he was doing and start down the road toward the Jordan River.