Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”
(Luke 3.21-22 ESV)

William Taylor sets out a passage from Luke’s gospel - chapter 3, verses 21 to 38.

The issue he asks you to consider is authority, accreditation, and qualification.

Jesus is God’s man, for God’s work, fully authorised.

William Taylor, our Rector, gave this talk on Sunday, 16th September, 2012; here at St Helen's, Bishopsgate, to our Sunday-morning congregation.

William is giving a short series of talks, "The Saviour's Manifesto", on Luke, chapter 3, and this talk follows on very closely from his previous two talks:

 1. "The Saviour Announced" on Luke 3.1-14 -

and –

 2. “The Saviour Identified” on Luke 3.15-22 -

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