Text: Ephesians 6:10-20
Focus Statement: God gives us the weapons for our spiritual battle against the devil.
Function Statement: That they would stand in Christ’s victory over Satan.
Sermon: The Beginning of Baptism
Texts: Mark 1:1-8
Focus Statement: God forgives our sins in Holy Baptism.
Function Statement: That they would daily confess their sins in a return to their Baptism.
Sermon: New Life
Text: Romans 6:1-11
Focus: Buried and raised with Christ in Baptism, we have new life.
Function: That they would walk in newness of life, according to the Spirit and not the flesh.
Sermon: Called by Name
Text: Isaiah 43:1-7
Focus: Yahweh is our Redeemer who calls us by his own Triune name in Holy Baptism.
Function: That they would not fear God’s prior judgment on their sin.
Sermon: Baby Blessings
Text: Luke 1:39-56
Focus: God blesses us by belief in his Word.
Function: That they would believe God’s Word about Jesus and the blessing of unborn babies.
Sermon: Revisiting Repentance
Text: Luke 3:1-14
Focus: Repentance is an ongoing necessity in the life of faith.
Function: That they would prepare their hearts for Christ’s coming by daily repentance.