Jesus' Baptism and Ours - Matt. 3:13-17
Our Lord's Baptism is the model after which we are to build our understanding of our own baptisms. God anointed our Lord by causing His Spirit to rest upon our Lord. Likewise we have been made to be priests and kings to our God in Christ. The Father declared the Jesus was, "His beloved Son". In like manner we have been given new names as we are baptized in the Name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Spirit. Jesus' baptism was the inauguration of His great work on the earth. Our baptisms likewise mark the beginning of our life in Christ.
Jeff Harlow has served as the Pastor of Trinity Reformation Church in Salem, OR and several other congregtions.