Focus Scripture: John 1:19-34
The question asking, “Why did Jesus get baptized,” is common in the minds of new believers and perhaps some long-time believers as well. And for a good reason, Jesus never sinned; therefore, He did not need repentance. We can only imagine how the Lord’s request for baptism took even John by surprise. Today’s podcast examines the testimony by John the Baptist of what he witnessed firsthand when Jesus was baptized, and we will also answer the overarching question, “Why did Jesus get baptized.” As always, my prayer is that God will speak to your heart through today’s message to help you grow closer in your daily walk with our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.
I invite you to check out our weekly Bible study podcast each Wednesday at 11 a.m. eastern. Next week, we will explore the gospel according to John throughout the season of Lent and into Holy Week.
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“God never leaves you nor forsakes you.” I’ve heard that before. “Jesus will leave the 99 to come after you.” I’ve heard that one too. Meanwhile, fear creeps up when life hurls a season of loneliness our way, and poof! Churchy sayings hold as much weight as thin air. Believe it or not, God is cheering us on and inviting us to thrive amidst the loneliness. Yes, it’s weird and scary, but this emptiness is a safe space where you get to hear the God of everything speak the loudest. You’re safe because God is so good at owning goodness amidst our dank, confused, lonely seasons, and because of Him, you aren’t so by yourself.”
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