Foothill Baptist Church
Sunday, August 20, 2017

20 Aug 2017

 

“Why was Jesus Baptized?”

Matthew 3:13-17

13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.

14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?

15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now:  for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness.  Then he suffered him.

16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water:  and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

KJV
 

The Baptism of Jesus

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.  14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”

15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.”  Then John consented.

16 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 alighting on him.  17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

NIV
  1. To identify with John the Baptist
  2. To begin His ministry
  3. To initiate a new life