Baptism of Jesus (2015.01.11 Sermon Audio)

January 12th, 2015 | John Chandler

We stayed in the lectionary this week as Chris Morton helped us consider Mark’s introduction of Jesus through his baptism.

Here’s a great quote that was mentioned:

“Can we seriously imagine that Jesus could be Lord if he were not smart? If he were divine, would he be dumb? Or uninformed? Once you stop to think about it, how could he be what we take him to be in all other 
respects and not be the best-informed and most intelligent person of all, the smartest person who ever lived?

That is exactly how his earliest apprentices in kingdom living thought of him. He was not regarded as, perhaps, a magician, who only knew “the right words” to get results without understanding or who could effectively manipulate appearances. Rather, he was accepted as the ultimate scientist, craftsman, and artist…

He is not just nice, he is brilliant. He is the smartest man who ever lived… He always has the best information on everything and certainly also on the things that matter most in human life.”

Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy

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