When Jesus appears at the River Jordan, John did not want to baptize him. The word is deter. Let’s take a closer look at this.
A thunderous voice, a dove descending on a man – these events drew plenty of attention to Jesus of Nazareth. This Sunday we’ll go deeper into our Epiphany Season and see Jesus revealed as the Son of God – the Christ. What does baptism mean for us? What did it mean for Jesus? We’ll answer these questions this Sunday.
Why do we baptize babies and not dedicate them? Do we have to dunk or sprinkle? Did Martin Luther really dunk infants?! Baptism is a wonderfully simple gift from our God to create faith and wash sins away. Why are there so many confusing questions surrounding it? Watch this week’s study on Baptism.
Has anyone famous come to visit you lately? I bet John the Baptist has you beat! While it might be difficult, we don’t need to be so worried about what we want. Consider what God’s plan is for our lives. If the plan we have doesn’t line up with God’s, let it go. Matthew 3 gives us a fascinating look into the trinity and how God is pleased with Jesus and us in baptism.
You can feel the excitement in the air. There is a buzz in the crowd. Something big is going to happen. It’s not an NFL playoff game or the calm before the big sale at your favorite retailer begins. Jesus is about to be revealed as the promised anointed one of God, the Messiah. Why is this exciting for you? Watch and find out!