01-07-2018 Sermon - Standing With Sinners

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The account in Mark's Gospel of Jesus' baptism is brief, and like the rest of his Gospel Mark lets the action tell the story. And the action we see taking place is our Lord Jesus standing in the Jordan along side sinners who need the forgiveness of sins. And what we learn as Mark's Gospel unfolds is that Jesus stands with sinners accomplishing on our behalf all that God requires of us.