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Episode 309: Jesus' Baptism... and Ours

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In one light, it makes total sense that Jesus was baptized--after all, Christians today usually mark their own baptism as the formal beginning of their lives of faith, much like Jesus' baptism marks the beginning of his public ministry.  And the New Testament connects our baptism with Jesus' death and resurrection, so there seems to be a close connection between Christ and the followers of Christ through baptism.  But on the other hand, when Jesus was baptized, it was at the hands of John [the Baptizer] who used this water ritual as a mark of repentance from sin and turning toward a new way of life.  So why does Jesus need to be baptized, if he's the one person who has no sins for which to repent?  What's going on when Jesus goes into the water, and the voice from heaven speaks, and the Spirit descends like a bird?  Join pastors Erica, Sarah, and Steve for a closer look at this moment recorded in the gospels and connected to our own lives of faith, too, here on Crazy Faith Talk.

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