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Scripture and Sermon Slides. January 12, 2014. Gospel Reading. Matthew 3:13-17. 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?”.

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Scripture and sermon slides

Scripture and Sermon Slides

January 12, 2014


Gospel reading

Gospel Reading

Matthew 3:13-17



14 but john tried to deter him saying i need to be baptized by you and do you come to me
14 by John.  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 thisto fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.


16 As to do 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.



Huh? to do

Matthew 3:13-17

January 12, 2014

Baptism of Our Lord

Communion Sunday

Immanuel Baptist Church

Rev. John W. Landis, DMin


What is baptism
What is Baptism? to do

  • Used as a Symbol of Purification

    • from the profane

    • from something under a taboo

      • disease, blood or a corpse

    • from sin

  • Rite of Initiation

    • Part of the requirements for Gentile converts to Judaism

    • It is the rite that brings us into the church


What is baptism1
What is Baptism? to do

  • A blessing

  • An act that protects against evil

  • An act that causes salvation or allows one to be saved

    • Sacrament

      or is it something more?


What happened when jesus was baptized
What happened when Jesus was Baptized? to do

  • He came willingly

    • Because it was time to change

  • He said it was right to do

    • God wants us to do this, like this

  • He was immersed in water

  • God blessed him


What constitutes baptism
What constitutes Baptism? to do

  • Confession of Change

    • That we need to change

      • We have sinned and fallen short

    • That it is time to change

      • Our lives

    • In the case of a child, someone else makes the confession

    • The child must later confirm the confession


What constitutes baptism1
What constitutes Baptism? to do

  • Confession of Belief

    • In God

    • In God’s grace

    • That we should do this and are willing to do this

    • In the case of a child, someone else makes the confession

    • The child must later confirm the confession


What constitutes baptism2
What constitutes Baptism? to do

  • Application of Water

    • Represents cleansing (Acts 22:16)

    • Represents the binding and expelling of demons

    • Represents death and resurrection

      • (Romans 6:3&4)

    • (sometimes accompanied by oil) the entering of the Holy Spirit (John 3:5)

  • God blesses the one baptized


What was jesus doing by being baptized
What was Jesus doing to do by being Baptized?


Metanoia metanoia
Metanoia- to do Metanoia

  • To Turn

  • When you turn you change direction

  • It is not just a turning from Sin

    • It wasn’t that for Jesus


Pharisees and sadducess were looking for justification and affirmation of what they had done
Pharisees and Sadducess were looking for justification and affirmation of what they had done.

Jesus was acknowledging the change in his life and seeking a blessing on what he was going to do!


For jesus it represented a radical change
For Jesus it represented a affirmation of what they had done.Radical Change

  • He ended his life as a man

    • Son of Mary

    • Carpenter

    • Nazarene

  • He began his life as Savior

    • Son of God

    • Preacher/Teacher

    • No home

      He Was Born Again!


Why was jesus baptized
Why was Jesus Baptized? affirmation of what they had done.

  • Obedience and Surrender to God’s will

  • Claimed his place in God’s family

  • He acknowledged the total change in his

    life

  • Began his Ministry

  • Example for us


What does our baptism represent
What does our Baptism represent? affirmation of what they had done.

  • Obedience and Surrender to God’s will

  • Claiming our place in the Family of God

    • Offered through Grace

  • Acknowledging, accepting and

    commitment to acting on the total change

    in our lives

    • Includes Discipleship

  • Beginning of our Ministry

    Being Born Again!


What is baptism2
What is Baptism? affirmation of what they had done.

An act that signifies a complete change

of the course of one’s life!


What change in your life did your baptism represent
What Change in YOUR Life did YOUR Baptism represent? affirmation of what they had done.

  • A Change in how you behave?

  • A change in your relationship with

    God and Jesus?

  • A beginning of your discipleship journey?

  • A beginning of your ministry?

    NO CHANGE AT ALL?


As we begin this new year and celebrate the baptism of our lord
As we begin this New Year and celebrate the affirmation of what they had done.Baptism of our Lord,. . .


Let us join with him in committing ourselves to the real meaning of our own baptism
Let us join with him in committing ourselves to the real meaning of our own Baptism

and CHANGE OUR LIVES accordingly!


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