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Matthew 3:13-17 (Matthew 3:13-17)

Kyle J. Ferguson, November 9, 2014
Part of the Matthew series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Jesus comes to John to be baptized, powerfully fulfilling the rite of baptism, giving it its spiritual meaning. Jesus fulfills the condition of sonship, obedient to the Father, well loved in holiness. Without the Son, the ceremony of baptism and the command to follow would be meaningless.

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Matthew 3:13-17

13Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 14But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? 15And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. 16And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. (KJV)

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