God Provides a Lamb

January 10, 2016


Luke 3:15-17 & 21-22

Luke 3:15   As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ, 16 John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 17 His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”

Luke 3:21   Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, 22 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.”

Certified Lay Speaker

Emily Hayes


Highlands UMC

Pastor Emily Hayes, a biblical archaeologist and professor with a Master of Arts, Biblical Studies degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, a Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology degree from University of South Florida, and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and Teaching from Ohio University enjoys teaching how biblical archaeology illuminates the Bible. She and her husband (who pastored churches in Ohio and Florida) are Certified Lay Servants of the United Methodist Church and members of the South Central District Multicultural Team.