Baptism & Jesus
January 12, 2020, 4:00 PM

In Christianity, in Lutheranism, baptism has never been intended to be a private experience. Just think about it, when someone claim Jesus as personal Lord and Savior, it is often a very private experience. But once someone, YOU, have entered into the family of God, there is nothing private about it. You are a brother or sister in Christ, you are a part of the Church, part of the Body of Christ, part of the family of God.

Let’s go to the Word: At around the age of 30, Jesus visited John the Baptist months after he started his preaching and Jesus asked his cousin to baptize Him in the River Jordan. John initially rejects saying, “I am the one who needs to be baptized by You, and You are coming to me?” ~Matthew 3:14

Now, John is aware that Jesus is God’s Son and he understands that the baptism he is performing is for those repenting of their sins. Yet, Jesus is without sin. So, despite John’s objection, Jesus insists saying, “Let it be this time, for in that way it is suitable for us to carry out all that is righteous”. ~Matthew 3:15

The Bible tells us, “As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water. At that moment Heaven was opened, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on Him. And a voice from Heaven said, ‘This is My Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased’” ~Matthew 3:16-17

If you are considering baptism… Let us know, because it will be pleasing to God!

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