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Baptism and John's Baptism of Jesus Christ

Biblical Narrative theme of Chaotic Waters/Baptism  •  Sermon  •  Submitted
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be exploring the 6 contecting theme in biblical narrative about baptism and caotic waters ( chaos, control of water, spirit of God, Dove, Dry land, and new life/Creation)

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Introduction

John the baptist starts his ministry 1st for 2 reason to fulfill prophesy but also that Jesus isn’t proclaiming himself somebody has already been a witness of him.
This marks the very beginning of Jesus ministry yes Jesus doesn’t start proclaiming and teaching until after he finish his 40 days in the wilderness but at this point John would have started proclaiming that Jesus is the one he has been speaking of as he does in
this is important to keep in mind with the themes on what they will represent in Jesus ministry

Chaos

What is John preaching and telling the people to do?
Matt 3:2, 3:6 he was telling people to repent and then baptizing when the did
What does Repent mean?
to turn
What is the Chaos in the John N?
this sins of the people and they have turned away from the LORD.

Control of Water

where is the control of water? (pause) Lets look at how the ancient people of the bible and the Hebrews of that time would have used or understood the Heaven focus on how waters and heaven is used ; focus on 14-17 & 20 Do you see the control of the waters yet
the heavens opened up to him

Spirit of God

how does the Spirit of God show up?
literally descends on Christ

Dove

how does the Spirit of God descend
like a dove

Dry Land

where is the Dry Land?
it is in the quote from Isaiah more as a way to the LORD

New Life/Creation

can you Identify the creation in this narrative?
this is also later reference to the gentiles being brought into the family of Abraham

New Covenant

What is the symbol that alludes to the new covenant of through Christ?
this is why we have and do baptism to represent our profession of faith in Christ and the coming of the Holy Spirit.
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