Week 3 - Baptism
People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.
Matthew 3: 5-6
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.”
Matthew 3: 15
WHY WAS JESUS BAPTIZED?
Jesus told the disciples, Go and make disciples (more disciples) of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
He was baptized as a demonstration of _Humility_____________________.
He never asks us to do _Something____ he wasn’t willing to do _First______.
He was baptized to mark a _Turning Point______________________________.
He was baptized as a public expression of his _Commitment to God_________.
He was baptized as a picture of his _Ultimate Mission____________________.
Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
Baptism is a _Response_______________________.