In You I Am Well Pleased
This is Pastor Marnie Leinberger’s sermon from Sunday, January 12, 2014. The scripture is John 3:13-17. In our service we read from the New Revised Standard Version and from The Message, a modern interpretation by Eugene Peterson. We read both with the hope that our understanding will be enriched.
This is from The Message:
13Jesus then appeared, arriving at the Jordan River from Galilee. He wanted John to baptize him. 14John objected, “I’m the one who needs to be baptized, not you!” 15 But Jesus insisted. “Do it. God’s work, putting things right all these centuries, is coming together right now in this baptism.” So John did it. 16 The moment Jesus came up out of the baptismal waters, the skies opened up and he saw God’s Spirit—it looked like a dove—descending and landing on him. 17And along with the Spirit, a voice: “This is my Son, chosen and marked by my love, delight of my life.”
The New Revised Standard Version can be found here.