The Sunday of Epiphany, The Baptism of the Lord, and the Doctrine of Perfection

A Sermon by Pastor Chico Martin

January 7, 2018

Isaiah 60:1, 2, 4; Mark 1:4-5, 9-11


On this feast day morning, the voices of Isaiah and Mark blend together, as do the voices we often hear of people speaking across rooms, across generations, and across creation.  As the Three Kings arrive in Bethlehem, a royal conversation moves us forward; Mark’s voice is matter of fact, Isaiah’s more poetic. These are the voices of Little Christmas and the Jordon River, two appearances, one following on the heal of the other, despite a chronological gap of 29 years between Christ’s infancy and his Baptism.   Continue reading