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What type of gospel did John preach?
If Jesus never sinned why would he have to be baptized?
To fulfill all righteousness
To Identify with us
To be presented as the sacrificial lamb of God.
What did John do when Jesus pressed him to baptize?
The real test of your relationship with Christ is when he asks you to do something you don’t want to do.
The Trinity is one of God’s greatest mysteries.
A Christian we are not always going to fully understand God, we must embrace the mystery and trust Him.
Even though Jesus ministry had not yet started, why was God so pleased with him?
Like Jesus, God expects us to be obedient in the routine.
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities.
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
“For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?”
And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.
Do all things without grumbling or disputing,
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
Accordingly, we urged Titus that as he had started, so he should complete among you this act of grace. But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also.
by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left;
2 Corinthians 8
But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also.
“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.