From Pastor Perry

05/28/2017 Matt. 3:11-12

Matthew 3:11–12 (ESV)

John the Baptist Prepare the Way (Part 4)

11 “I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”

 

 

Pentecost is just around the corner.  Today (Sunday May 28, 2017), is Ascension Sunday.  Ascension is actually on Thursday… 40 days after Easter.  Pentecost is 50 days.  Next Sunday will be Pentecost.  We read in today’s reading that John “baptized with water for repentance, but he (Jesus) who is coming after me is mightier than I,… He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”  It should be noted that both baptisms were for repentance.  Jesus is the Judge and believers will enter heaven and non-believers will go to hell.  This is what is meant when it says “His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”   John is proclaiming the Messiah is here!  We receive the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacraments.

 

I pray: Almighty God, be merciful to me, a sinner. Burn my chaff, but quench my sinful passions in the daily washing of Holy Baptism. Amen. 

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HI this is I Frederick Demond Wilson. I hereby am solemnly here to forebare witnessing of His witness, our Creator.

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