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Seeing Your Life through the Lens of the Gospels - Matthew 3:13-17

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Matthew 3:13-17

The Baptism of Jesus marks a turning point in his life, and the start of his public ministry. Recall moments when your life changed and you moved into a new phase

The experience was one in which Jesus had a new sense of his own identity. What have been the experiences which have helped shaped your sense of who you are? How have you come to an awareness of being a child of God, beloved by God, and one on whom rests the grace of God?

It is surprising that Jesus, the Saviour of the world, ask to be baptised by John. The request symbolises his desire to identify with us. At the same time he is filled with the Holy Spirit. That step of identifying with us is an important element in his being able to help is. Have you ever found that when someone identifies with you. It is easier for him/her to help you? Has your ability to empathise with others had any impact on your effectiveness in helping them?

Published Sat 7th Jan 2023 02:28:59
Last Modified on Sat 7th Jan 2023 02:52:58

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