Presentation on theme: "Matthew 3:13-17 Inside Out Do you wear your heart on your sleeve? Jesus shows us His heart in this passage John questions Jesus request to be baptized."— Presentation transcript:
Do you wear your heart on your sleeve? Jesus shows us His heart in this passage John questions Jesus request to be baptized by him WHY? Jesus has no need to change his mind / repent Jesus has no reason to confess sin Jesus does not need to display the fruit as proof
So why does Jesus need to be baptized by John? vs. 15: “...to fulfill all righteousness.” Baptism does not “do” anything to us It’s an external symbol of an internal reality Jesus’ baptism is the external symbol of...
1. His identification with us: “… being in very nature God … made himself nothing … being made in human likeness” (Phil. 2:6–7)Phil. 2:6–7 “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor …” (2 Cor. 8:9)2 Cor. 8:9 “...was numbered with the transgressors.” (Isa. 53:12)
2. His knowledge of the cross: “… the baptism I am baptized with” (Mark 10:38)Mark 10:38 Our baptism looks back on the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. We are IN HIM because of that historical act. Jesus’ baptism looked forward to His death, burial, and resurrection, and is a symbol of His future experience.
3. His separation for the ministry: vs. 16 & 17 = combination of 2 Messianic statements: ‘This is my Son …’ (Ps. 2:7)Ps. 2:7 This is about the Messiah (cf. Hebrews ch. 1) ‘My chosen one in whom I delight’ (Isa. 42:1)Isa. 42:1 This is about the suffering servant, NOT Israel To the Jews, the Messiah would not suffer That’s why 1 Cor. 1:23 is true
vs. 16 & 17 show us: Who He is - The Son What He does - The suffering servant
vs. 17 - “...with him I am well pleased.” As far as it is recorded, Jesus had not DONE anything for God yet (30 years) It is not what we do for God that pleases Him It is our disposition towards Him that pleases Him The meeting of The Trinity here marks a new era in the work of The LORD
Next week we’ll see that the first ministry event was not very glamourous!