Sermons by Seminarian John Shirley

Sermons by Seminarian John Shirley

Baptism of the Lord

Okay, here we are two major themes: Beginnings and Secrecy. Also, here we are at the beginning of a new year and the reality that we do not know what this next year is going to bring, it is a form of secrecy, particularly if we hold maintain the theological idea that God is all- knowing. I want to push this a little bit further by saying that the divine secrets we are now privy to, throughout all of scripture, point to hope, whether that hope begins with creation or whether that hope begins with salvation. Perhaps we, whether we doubt or are certain, are gifted glimpses of these divine secrets to prod us forward in trust, obedience, and love.