The 2 readings were Romans chapter 6, verses 1 to 14 and Matthew chapter 3, verses 13 to 17 which covers the baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan. Heaven opens and a voice says, "This is my son whom I love, with him I am well pleased." Similarly we can rest in our father God's acceptance in spite of our works.
John the Baptist calls for repentance, a U turn to a changed life. Jesus repeats this message as he starts teaching in chapter 4. For those who repent Isaiah 40 verse 11 promises that "Jesus will gather his lambs in his arms".
The second session on this passage this time looking at the humanity and humility of Jesus. We see how Jesus became a refugee so that we might gain a permanent home in heaven.
In the passage Matthew records three reactions to Jesus' birth. Herod will not bow down to God so rejected Jesus, the religious leaders knew about God but ignored him, the Magi came to worship God.
Oh what a Mystery, Manhood and Deity:
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