John the Baptist

January 2022

On Fire For Jesus~ Luke 3: 16-21

By |2022-02-18T10:05:05-07:00January 9th, 2022|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley January 9, 2022 at Pilgrim UCC in Carlsbad CA The Bible was not written all at once but evolved over thousands of years. Luke used the Gospel of Mark as a starting point and then used other sources to fill out his gospel. After adding the birth narrative, Luke has [...]

December 2020

A Case of Mistaken Identity~ John 1: 6-8, 19-28

By |2020-12-24T13:14:53-07:00December 13th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley December 13, 2020 According to our reading, John was sent by God as a witness so others could believe in the Light. Jesus and John the Baptist are linked. Many mistook John for the messiah. Both were prophets preaching redemption and the arrival of a new world order, the empire [...]

Our Term is Almost Over-Comfort is on the Way~ Isaiah 40: 1-5

By |2020-12-18T09:41:33-07:00December 6th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley December 6, 2020 This time last year, we had no idea of the coming pandemic and what we would need to endure as a result.  We have missed family gatherings, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, funerals, and religious celebrations. Our social connections have been limited. Too many have been robbed of their [...]

January 2020

Follow Who~Matthew 4:12-23

By |2020-01-29T23:20:32-07:00January 26th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley January 26 2020 According to the church calendar, we turn our focus to Jesus's ministry. Last week, we talked about the baptism of Jesus. John the Baptist was his mentor. When John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee.  There he continued to spread the gospel. Jesus was spreading the movement. [...]

January 2019

What Does It Mean To Be A Christian ~Luke 3: 15-22

By |2019-01-26T20:27:01-07:00January 13th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley January 13, 2019 The reading today talks of baptism.  There are many ways to get baptized;  a few drops of water or a damp hand to full immersion.  Many people today were baptized as children. Jesus was baptized as an adult by John the Baptist. He was immersed in the [...]

July 2018

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