The Baptism of Jesus Christ

The Baptism of Jesus Christ

Matthew 3:13-17

BAPTISM IS THE DEFINING MARK OF CHRISTIAN IDENTITY

The baptism of Christ was a fulfillment of all righteousness
1.  It marked the beginning of His public ministry
2.  It demonstrated Divine approval of Him as the Messiah the Old Testament predicted
,         Isaiah 11:1-2, 42:1, 61:1
3.  It identified Him with sinners
        Isaiah 53:11-12               2 Corinthians 5:21
4.  It prefigured the significance of believer’s baptism
,         Matthew 28:19-20        Acts 2:38, 41; 8:12-13, 36; 9:18, 16:15, 33