Sermon 1/9/2022: "Baptism--Why?"
Updated: Mar 10, 2022
Scripture: Matthew 3:13-17
Sermon: "Baptism--Why?" by Rev. Dr. Charles Klink
Jesus was the perfect, sinless sacrifice for our sins.
Understanding baptism, and Jesus' baptism, has always been a challenge, better understood three ways.
A. Dedication to Jesus-->Who is at the center of our life? Who is our focus?
B. Distinction through Jesus-->Jesus became sin for us because of God's love. This allows us to receive the Holy Spirit when we acknowledge and accept that distinction.
C. Direction through Jesus-->Laws weren't eliminating sin from the world, so Jesus brought a new way to eradicate sin. How does baptism help us make that choice to follow Jesus?