Stand By Me (Matthew 3:13-17)Rene' Lawson, January 12, 2020
Part of the Sunday Sermons series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
John was surprised when Jesus came to him to be baptized. Jesus didn’t need to be baptized since he did not have sin but he wanted to show by his baptism that he was willing to stand by his people in helping them overcome their sins. It is always comforting to know that someone is willing to stand by us during the difficult times of life.
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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)