Baptism

John was asked "Why baptize?” - John 1:19 – 1:28 (commentary)

The Sanhedrin is alarmed at the ministry of John the Baptist, so they send a delegation of theologians to question him. Their first question was, “Who art thou?” (v. 19). His answer was short and simple; “I am not the Christ” (v.20). Then they asked him; “ …

The Baptism of Christ - Matthew 3:13 – 3:17 (commentary)

We find Jesus going south from Galilee to the Jordan River to be baptized (v.13). When John learns that Jesus wants to be baptized he doesn’t want to do it because he feels unworthy (v. 14). Jesus says it is necessary to fulfil what God wants us to do (v. 15).Why do you thi …