This Sunday April 25, 2021 we will spend some time talking about the beginning of the ministry of Jesus. We will look at the baptism of Jesus and the temptation of Jesus. We will also answer the question why Jesus got baptized. Jesus was sinless. John the Baptist, baptism was one of repentance. In the Book of 1 John 3:5 You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.
So, we know Jesus was sinless.
But in His baptism, He associated with us sinners & placed Himself among the guilty.
1. Not for His own salvation but for ours.
2. Not for His own guilt but for ours.
3. Not because He feared the wrath to come, but to save us from it.
So, should we be baptized? We know it is not required for salvation. Just look at the thief on the cross in the Book of Luke 23:43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”, He was not baptized but with Jesus to paradise. When I am asked, I always say sure cause Jesus did it. I remember when I was going start radio ministry Pastor Louie asked me if I would get baptized first. I said sure, but the week leading up to that Sunday baptism was a real battle between the flesh and the Spirit. I am so glad I did do it. Remember baptism is an outward sign of inward change. You are letting everyone know publicly you belong to Jesus.