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The Baptism of the Lord C

January 13, 2019
Working with the Word

Study of the Readings
ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
et al

• Words,     Phrases
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• First Two     Readings
• Experience

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Inspired Hindsight

Jesus' being at prayer prepares us for the other times in Luke and Acts when prayer and empowerment by the Holy Spirit are linked—in the instruction on prayer, the choosing of the Twelve, and Pentecost.

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The Word Engaged

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Transform-ations of the Body

Christ has come not only to reveal divinity to us; he has come to reveal us to ourselves.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The Baptism of Jesus

The voice from heaven acknowledges Jesus as “my Son, my beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” What kind of human experience was this in which Jesus hears a voice from heaven speaking to him?

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Hippolytus of Rome

The Lord was not only baptized himself; he also renewed our fallen nature and restored to us our status as God’s children.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

This feast has regained some prominence, and for this we may be glad. It helps to reinforce the theological, as opposed to the historical, emphasis of our Western Christmas cycle of feasts.

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