Jesus and Baptism

Understanding the Mission of Jesus

Since the time of Jesus, mankind has enjoyed the development of indoor plumbing, and subsequently, convenient baths and showers.  Generally speaking, America is a clean society.  Modern plumbing takes care of cleansing our exteriors.   But what about inside?  Are our thoughts and resulting actions clean?

When Jesus came straight away out of the water at his baptism, God declared, “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.”  Matthew 3:17.  Jesus was declared clean in body and in mind.  But what about us?

Our baptism signals the beginning of the process of dedication and purification.  Since only God is without sin, we all have a lot of scrubbing and tubbing to do as we strive for purity in the eyes of God.

We can only begin to achieve internal cleanliness with the help and grace of God through his Son, Jesus Christ. God knows our inner thoughts and…

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