07/17 – John’s Ministry – Jesus’ Temptation

Matthew 3:1-17, 4:1-11; Mark 1:2-13; Luke 3:1-18, 21-23, 4:1-13; John 1:19-34
Luke 3:3 – How is John’s baptism different? His was for forgiveness and repentance but without a connection to Jesus, it is only temporary at best. It’s truly an ‘act’ as some characterize baptism today. This baptism cannot save us because it is not connected to God’s perfect sacrifice.
Luke 3:4-6 – John came to make Jesus obvious and the way to God easy.
Luke 3:7-14 – At Radical Conruency there was a post about whether our lives need to produce anything or not. John seems to think so.
Luke 3:16 – Another distinction between John’s baptism and ours – the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38)

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