Last week, we ended with the question, “Why wouldn’t you get baptized?” I know many of you have been processing that question so I wanted to share with you another great insight about baptism from none other than Jesus’ own baptism. Jesus taught us so much through His incredible example.
Small Group Questions
- Have you ever tried to do something by yourself that was really a two-person job? If so, can you think of a time you tried but it didn’t go well? If so, please share the story with your group? Why do you think we try so hard to do things by ourselves?
- Please read Matthew 3:11,13-17. Who is John the Baptist? Why do you think he reacted to Jesus’ request the way he did? How would you have reacted to Jesus asking you do something like that? What do you think Jesus said it was “proper” for this to be done?
- Jesus was acting in accordance with God the Father’s will. Have you ever wondered what it must have been like for the one who created the universe to take direction from someone else? Jesus is God and yet He is having to submit. What can this teach us about following God’s direction in our lives? What are you willing to do to follow God’s lead?
- A better question might be, “What am I not willing to do to follow God’s lead?” When you honestly ask that question of yourself, what things come to mind? Please share why it would be so hard to follow God’s direction in those areas. Jesus submitted to God the Father’s direction of being baptized, why wouldn’t you?
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