Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Jesus’ Baptism

Mark 1: 9-13

Jesus’ baptism was a act of love for us.

It symbolized the sins He would wash away and bury with Himself at Golgotha.

It declared His willingness to live in the sin filled, fallen world in order to save us.

When Jesus placed Himself in the hands of a sinful man to be baptized, it symbolized His humility when He would undergo yet another baptism on the cross.

And when the heavens opened, the Spirit descended and the Father’s voice boomed His approval, it was on account of Jesus’ commitment to His Father’s plan that was birthed in His love for us.

Jesus loves us as the Father loves us, and because of His love, He underwent the Great Sacrifice displayed by His baptism.

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