Finding God in the Mysteries of every day

Week 22 Day 2

Finding God in the Mysteries of every day

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Mark 1:4And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River. 

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            Baptism has too often been divorced from the idea of repentance in the modern church. Too often t has become a social event and the spiritual imperative underlying the act has been relegated to an afterthought. The texts here alluded to herald the inauguration of Jesus’ earthly ministry, but often overlooked is the idea of many people coming out to the wilderness to experience the blessing of baptism brough on by repentance and forgiveness of sins.

Psalm 51:17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.

            Ask yourself. Is my heart so calloused, is my spirit so dead, that I see no need for repentance?

O to grace how great a debtor

Daily I’m constrained to be

Let Thy grace Lord like a fetter

Bind my wandering heart to Thee

Prone to wander Lord I feel it

Prone to leave the God I love

Here’s my heart Lord take and seal it

Seal it for Thy courts above © 2004 G3 Worship Music, Ltd. Robert Elkins | Robert Robinson

Published by larry7253

Larry M Lawrence is an author, composer, Musician, retired pastor, and lives in Missouri with his wife Jane.

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