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... immediately He saw the heavens opened and the Spirit descended upon Him
Scripture

Mark 1:10
Mark 1:7-11

Sermon Week/Year

The Baptism of the Lord,
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Sermon Topic

Co-creators,

During a college music workshop, the great trumpet player, Louis Armstrong, was being asked questions about his early musical training, his trumpet technique, his repertoire, his singing style, etc. Then, a hush came over the audience in anticipation of the legendary Jazzman’s answer to a young student’s question: “Mr. Armstrong, what is Jazz?” Armstrong thought for a moment, then, with a touch of sympathy in his voice, replied, “If you gotta ask, you ain’t got it.”

In today’s Gospel Lesson, Mark tells us that “Jesus came down from Nazareth of Galilee” to the River Jordan where He was baptized. “And when He came out of the water,” Mark says, “immediately He saw the heavens opened and the Spirit descended…

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